Alastair Wilson wants to volunteer 2020-06-24 15:12:51 +0100
We need to build Oxfordshire back better
Not only is there is a climate emergency, we have many more people in Oxfordshire struggling to make ends meet and using food banks.
We need to get Green councillors elected to voice the concerns of the vulnerable and insecure in our midst, and to take the urgent steps needed to build a sustainable recovery that would see Oxfordshire carbon neutral by 2030.
We are up against well-funded party machines, but the Green Party knows that building grass root support can help us to win. In 2019 Oxfordshire elected 8 new Green councillors. The green party now jointly control one council.
Whatever your skills, there is something you can do to help get Green Councillors elected. Fill in the form below, and one of our volunteers will get in touch to talk about how you would like to become involved.
Alastair Wilson donated 2020-08-24 12:23:10 +010018 donors100 donors
In the Green Party no matter how hard we work, no matter how many times we’re proven right, the cards are stacked against us. Our rigged electoral system means Greens have to fight even harder to make the change we want to see. We don’t have the money or the resources of the bigger Parties.
That’s why we need you.
In 2021 we will be fighting elections to both Oxfordshire County Council elections and Oxford City council. That’s twice as many as in any normal year.
We need your support more than ever.
Each month we need to pay £400 to print 9000 leaflets and put them through every door in wards we can win, then the same again every week in the last 6 weeks of the campaign.
That means we need just 80 people to donate £5 a month to make our campaign happen, get more councillors elected and turn Oxford Green.
You can help get Greens elected, to take real action on the climate emergency, secure a just recovery from coronavirus and fight for public services that work for all of us.
Help turn Oxford Green. Donate £5 a month today.
Alastair Wilson donated 2018-09-07 12:53:14 +0100£1,317.00 raisedGOAL: £5,300.00
In 2019 we elected 7 district councillors outside Oxford, thanks to your support. We now have Green councillors working for you in Cherwell, Oxford, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse as well as in many parish and town councils. Now we need to start campaigning to win more in the elections postponed to May 2021. On top of the Oxfordshire County Council elections, there will be elections in West Oxfordshire and Cherwell District. In Oxford City, people will be electing two councillors in each ward on new boundaries. That means our candidates stand a good chance of winning in many more places in Oxford.
To do that we need to campaign all year round. We need to print, design and deliver over a dozen ward newsletters and leaflets in all the wards where we could win. That cost money. To fund such a big campaign, we need to raise £5,300.
Please give whatever you can afford:
- £5 can pay for a canvassing pack to equip a volunteer.
- £15 will print 500 posters for a town.
- £25 pays for a Facebook advertisement.
- £40 pays for mobile phone canvassing for a month.
- £100 pays for 5000 leaflets to get Green supporters to vote.
- £250 will pay for an advertisement in all the free newspapers in Oxfordshire.
- £600 pays for one months work by our staff.
Donate to our fighting fund now. Give a little, or give a lot, whatever you can afford. Thank you.Donate
Alastair Wilson answered no 2015-08-19 15:20:55 +0100Q: Are you disqualified from standing as a council candidate?
Everyone who wants to stand in a council target ward, must complete this questionnaire. If you just want to get your name on the ballot paper so that voters can vote for the Green Party in your ward (a non-target candidate) you do not need to complete this questionnaire.
There are 15 questions in all, the first of which you see below. They cover eligibility, your selection statement, how much time you can contribute and what help you need from the party.
If you have any difficulties completing the questionnaire, email the Oxfordshire Green Party Elections co-ordinator with the same information, using this candidate application document, and any questions you have.
Deadline for first 2021 selection hustings: 25 September 2021Take the survey
Al Wilson, candidate for St. Margaret's
Al Wilson has lived in Oxford for 27 years, attending three local schools and studying Physics and Philosophy for 11 years at the University of Oxford. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, specializing in philosophy of science with particular interests in explanation and in quantum theory. He would like to help people understand nature, and to make the world a slightly better place. His other interests include walking with his dog Bunyip, cycling, punting and paragliding.
Al's priorities for St. Margaret's are improvements in air quality, enhanced pedestrian and cycle safety, and increased accountability of local government. He would apply pressure on behalf of local residents with respect to planning and licensing, road surface repairs, management of school run traffic and air pollution hotspots. He would be a strong independent voice on broader issues facing the City Council, where the Greens are a essential moderating force along with the Lib Dems on the the centre-right Labour administration.