Elise lives on Magdalen Road with her partner and daughter. She was a city councillor in east Oxford for 15 years until 2016, and served as Lord Mayor from 2011-12.
She has been an active resident since moving into the area 25 years ago. She has been involved in community committees including East Oxford Adventure Playground Association and Donnington Doorstep Family Centre, and has also been a school governor.
Elise currently co-chairs her local residents’ association, is a Trustee of Elder Stubbs Charity Allotments, and sits on the board of the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op. She also volunteers with the Oxford Homeless Project and was involved in running the temporary homeless shelter in the old VW garage on Iffley Road in 2017.
During her time as a councillor she chaired many council committees including Economic Development and Planning. She also represented the council at planning appeals.
Elise works part-time as an administrator at Oxford University, and for the local East Oxford Farmers’ Market.
Her main priorities are:
What residents of Iffley Fields have to say:
“Elise has been a constant support to local people with planning, housing, Donnington Over-50s, Donnington community ﬁeld and much more, and I can’t thank Elise and her Green colleagues enough for the work they did to save Iffley Road Post Office.”
“In her 15 years of service on the city council, Elise was a tireless campaigner on community and environmental issues. She’s never afraid to speak out and hold the council to account; she’s a real asset to our city.”
Chris, Howard Street
“Elise is selfless in her contribution to supporting the homeless, especially with the old VW garage homeless shelter and when challenging the council. If Elise gets re-elected she’ll play a massive part in implementing positive changes to tackle homelessness.”
Neo, homelessness campaigner, rough sleeper, musician
“Elise was a dedicated councillor who worked tirelessly to help provide a better, safer community. I am extremely grateful for the support I received from her. I want her back as our councillor.”
Jan, Donnington Estate
“I’ve always found Elise very approachable and in touch with what's important to residents. She has proactively supported me on a range of issues, including in my role helping to secure a community use for the old school building on Hertford Street. Furthermore, as the only party with a chance of winning that is opposed to Brexit, I have no hesitation in voting for Elise.”
Jesper, Essex Street
“I can't thank Elise enough for being there for residents when there are problems, and for helping us get things sorted. The wonderful local pub is thanks to all the hard work by Elise.”
Sarah, Iffley Fields Residents Association