Green candidate for Mayor is only one from Peterborough
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.”