Sarah Edwards has been active in the green movement and the Green Party for many years and has worked on a wide range of social justice and environmental issues. She is keen to implement policies that will both create a fairer society and be fit for the long term.
Sarah’s priorities for the county include pressing for a major increase in resources for social care and support services. She is also seeking a much stronger commitment to green energy and transport policies, to achieve goals such as decent air quality and safer cycling as well as tackling climate change. One of her key concerns is to address the housing crisis in a way that ensures adequate infrastructure and minimizes the impact on green space.
The Greens’ policy is to devolve powers as far as practical and Sarah wants to see strong local democracy, not centralisation of powers into a single Oxfordshire county authority.
Sarah studied at Durham University and her work background is in the voluntary sector. Now semi-retired, she works for a community mediation service and is involved in several other organisations, including Low Carbon Oxford North. A keen allotment gardener, she also serves on her allotments’ committee.