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.

  • donated 2018-09-07 12:53:14 +0100


    £92.00 raised
    GOAL: £4,000.00

    In 2019 we plan to get our first district councillor elected outside Oxford. There are elections all across South Oxfordshire and the Vale, and in West Oxfordshire and Cherwell. We need to show voters that Green Party candidates will make better councillors, standing up to the Conservatives who dominate rural Oxfordshire.

    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 every ward where we can win. That cost money. To fund the campaign, and to recover from the losses we made in 2017's snap general election campaign, we need to raise £4,000.

    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.

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    Q: Are you disqualified from standing as a council candidate?
    A: no

    Candidate Application

    We are looking for Green Party candidates in the:

    • 2019 South Oxfordshire, Vale, Cherwell and West Oxfordshire district council elections,
    • 2020 Oxford City Council elections
    • 2022 (or maybe much sooner) Parliamentary elections.

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City council candidate for St. Margaret's ward. I like metaphysics, philosophy of physics, nature, and paragliding.