Coventry City Local Elections 2022

Coventry Green Party are standing candidates in nearly all of Coventry's wards in the May 2022 local elections.

If elected, all our Green Councillors would pursue our own Coventry Green New Deal and the priorities outlined in our Coventry Green Party Manifesto.

Coventry city council wards

Bablake - Niall Webb

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Niall Webb stood for the Green Party in the Bablake ward again this year. He gained 290 votes (7%) and came 3rd place.

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Binley and Willenhall - Chrissie Brown

Chrissie Brown
Chrissie Brown

Chrissie Brown stood for the Green Party in Binley & Willenhall ward this year. She received 232 votes (7%) and came 4th.

“I joined the Green Party a few years ago, rejecting Britain’s 2-party system, knowing politics has to be radically different for future generations. I moved from Yorkshire in 2017 when the charity I work for moved its HQ to Coventry. I love the vibrancy and diversity of this city, its rich history and entrepreneurial spirit. My priorities will be for you and your families to be able to live and work safely and securely, close to good schools, reliable public transport, well-funded health and social services, in pleasant surroundings.”

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Cheylesmore - John Verdult

John Verdult
John Verdult

John Verdult stood again for the Green Party in the Cheylesmore ward. He received 222 votes (6%) and came 3rd.

“I joined the Green Party because I believe their progressive policies most effectively address the climate emergency and the social and economic inequalities which face our society. I work for a national charity and enjoy gardening, choir singing, badminton and walking.”

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Earlsdon - John Finlayson

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John Finlayson stood again for the Green Party in Earlsdon this year. He got 250 votes (5%) and came 3rd.

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Foleshill - no candidate in 2022

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We will not be fielding a candidate in the May 2022 local election.

Last year our Green Party candidate for the Foleshill ward in the 2021 local election received 172 votes and came 4th.

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Henley - Cathy Wattebot

Cathy Wattebot

Cathy Wattebot stood as the Green Party candidate in the Henley ward this year. She received 296 votes (9%) and came in 3rd place.

“I have lived and worked in Coventry for a number of years in computing and teaching. We need to protect our green spaces and promote energy efficient housing. Safer routes in the city will encourage cycling, walking and public transport to help reduce damage to our climate and improve air quality."

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Holbrook - Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Gray was voted in as our FIRST GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR for the Holbrook ward of Coventry in this year’s election.

He received 2,105 votes with a lead of 494 ahead of the Labour candidate!

“I have lived in Coventry since 1996, joined the Green Party in 2008, and have been involved in a wide variety of community activities, from debt counselling to Coventry Motofest. I am particularly keen to improve road safety, deal with litter and flytipping, and ensure that we build new housing on brownfield sites before we even consider building on our Greenbelt.”

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Longford - Karl Aldred

Karl Aldred

Karl Aldred stood as the Green Party candidate for the Longford ward in this year’s local election. He gained 295 votes (9%) and came in 3rd place.

"I joined the Green Party to make a demonstrable difference to the World that we live in from the top down! My priority for Longford is to make greener choices easier and more accessible to residents. I work in the video game industry and spend my free time enjoying sci-fi books & movies, as well as motorcycling and mixed martial arts."

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Lower Stoke - Esther Reeves

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Esther Reeves stood again as the Green Party candidate for Lower Stoke.

She got 400 of the votes (10%) and came in 3rd place.

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Radford - Julie Spriddle

Julie Spriddle

Julie Spriddle stood again as the Green Party candidate for the Radford ward. She  received 261 votes (9%) and came in 3rd.

“I have lived in Coventry since 1998 and joined the Green Party in 2014. As a parent, I am passionate about education, ensuring that children have access to green spaces, clean air to breathe and a safe environment to grow up in. If elected as a councillor, I would aim to be a voice of reason, representing the concerns of Coventry families with an eye on the future city our children will inherit.”

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St. Michael's - David Priestley

David Priestley
David Priestley

David Priestley stood as the Green Party candidate in the St Michael’s ward this year. He received 181 votes (7%) and came in 4th place.

“I have been a resident of Coventry since 1997 and a Green Party member since 2014. I am a non-driver and if elected, I would work to improve public transport links, alongside cycle and pedestrian routes within the city. I am also keen to improve Coventry’s green spaces for the benefit of both wildlife and people.”

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Sherbourne - George Teggin

George Teggin

George Teggin stood again as the Green Party candidate for the Sherbourne ward this year. He received 336 votes (9%) and came in 3rd place.

“I was born and raised in Cheylesmore, but within the last few years moved to Coundon. I feel incredibly passionate about looking after and engaging with the community around me, and feel they are firmly routed in the green spaces around them. Having worked for Coventry-based businesses delivery large transformation projects in sustainability, I feel strongly about a systemic drive towards carbon reduction, and want to provide focus on the Green New Deal for local businesses, support the city in a push for green energy solutions and educate the next generation on the path out of the climate emergency.”

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Upper Stoke - Laura Vesty

Laura Vesty

Laura Vesty stood again as the Green Party candidate for the Upper Stoke ward.

She got 357 votes (12%) and came in 3rd place.

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Wainbody - Becky Finlayson

Becky Finlayson

Becky Finlayson stood again for the Green Party in Wainbody. She received 198 votes (5%) and came 4th.

“I am passionate about social justice and addressing the Climate Emergency. As a teacher, I have seen first hand the devastating effects of Conservative policies for the public sector. I am standing for better funding for education; making Coventry greener; and protecting the NHS.”

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Westwood - Jessica Marshall

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Jess Marshall stood again for the Green Party in the Westwood ward.

She received 350 votes (10%) and came in 3rd place.

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Whoberley - Anne Patterson

Anne Patterson
Anne Patterson

Anne Patterson stood again as the Green Party candidate for Whoberley. She received 303 votes (8%) and came 3rd.

“I have lived in Coventry since 1991 and joined the Green Party in 2010. I work for the NHS as the manager of a community dementia team, so am very aware of the importance of local services for disabled and vulnerable people. In my spare time I love getting out into the green spaces in and around Coventry and feel strongly about the importance of protecting and looking after these for people and wildlife. If elected as a councillor, I would push for robust local action on getting houses insulated, which would help reduce people's energy bills and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. I would also promote the adoption of a Green New Deal for Coventry to focus attention on local businesses and organisations which are tackling the challenge of climate change and providing green jobs for people around the city. Finally I would call for the dispute with the striking bin lorry drivers to be resolved, and for the council to cease wasting money on paying for private contractors to drive the bin lorries rather than paying their own staff a fair wage."

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Woodlands - Lesley Sim

Lesley Sim

Lesley Sim stood as the Green Party candidate in the Woodlands ward for the 2022 local election. She received 191 votes (5%) and came 4th.

“I understand how important nature and access to green spaces is to our wellbeing; providing space for reflection, to connect with the world, as well as a place to exercise and see our friends while maintaining social distance, and will fight to protect them from inappropriate development. I appreciate that Coventry residents need to be able to travel around the city and we will advocate for a sustainable local transport revolution. I want people to be able to have viable options to enable them to travel cheaply, safely and conveniently on trains, buses, cycles and on their own feet. I would work to encourage employers to recruit and train local residents in new green jobs.”

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Wyken - Russell Berry

Russell Berry
Russell Berry

Russell Berry stood as the Green Party candidate for the Wyken ward in the 2022 local election. He received 363 votes (11%) and came in 3rd place.

"I was born and raised in Coventry and currently work for Coventry City Libraries. I joined the Green Party because it is dedicated to protecting the environment, with a long-term consistent vision for sustainability and clean energy sources. As over-reliance on fossil fuels again brings global economic chaos and a major fuel crisis I believe that the Greens are the only party with a joined-up approach to the unique set of circumstances that we face in the 21st Century. I enjoy being outdoors and believe that access to nature is essential for our wellbeing, and vitally important that children have a meaningful connection to their local habitats and wildlife. I cycle through the city to work and back each day and understand why people are reluctant to walk or cycle due to road safety issues. On a local level I would like to see free public transport over short distances as a viable alternative to car travel, improving air quality and making our environment more pleasant to live in."

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