Green can­di­date for Mayor is only one from Peterborough

Pol­i­tics

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

A Peterborough parish coun­cil­lor will stand for the Green Party in May’ se­lec­tion to choose Cam­bridgeshire’s first elected mayor.

Julie How­ell, who sits on Or­ton Water­ville and Or­ton Longueville parish coun­cils and is the joint co­or­di­na­tor of Peterborough Green Party and joint co­or­di­na­tor of Cam­bridgeshire Green Party, is the only can­di­date that has been an­nounced so far to sit on a Peterborough coun­cil. Julie lives with MS and is a dis­abil­ity rights cam­paigner, and she won the party’s nom­i­na­tion af­ter a vote by re­gional mem­bers.

She said: “As a parish coun­cil­lor for two Peterborough parish coun­cil sand co­or­di­na­tor of Peterborough Green Party I bring to the chal­lenge a deep un­der­stand­ing of the is­sues that mat­ter to Peterborough res- idents, while my close work­ing re­la­tion­ship with Green Party mem­bers in the other six re­gions of the county en­ables me to ex­tend the reach of my aware­ness coun­ty­wide.

“It is quite right that the elec­torate should have the choice of a can­di­date who lives in Peterborough and one who will bring fresh per­spec­tives and a chal­lenge to the es­tab­lish­ment.”

Julie How­ell

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