Have you ever wondered what our Green councillors do day-to-day? On April 4th, our Green councillors will be telling their stories of what they have been doing as councillors since they got elected. There'll be the chance to hear from them about their role before an opportunity to ask any questions you have.
Some of our councillors have been working for their residents for years in Oxford whilst others have just recently been elected in May 2019. In addition to our district, city and county councillors, we have many town and parish councils working for their communities, doing vital local work all year round.
Among the councillors who will be telling their stories and answering your questions are:
- Oxford City: Lord Mayor Craig Simmons and former Lord Mayor Elise Benjamin
- South Oxfordshire: Sam Casey-Rerhaye and Thame town councillor, Sonya Francis
- Cherwell district (north Oxfordshire): Ian Middleton
- West Oxfordshire: Andrew Prosser
- Vale of White Horse: Abingdon Deputy Mayor Cheryl Briggs, parish councillors Chris Henderson, Kevin Middleton and Liz Swallow.
Our councillors would love to hear from you, so do sign up for this event today!WHENApril 04, 2020 at 5:30pmWHEREQiqoChat
@CherylOxon tweeted link to Election day volunteer. 2019-04-28 22:40:54 +0100I signed up to volunteer for Oxfordshire Green Party. Join me! https://www.greenoxfordshire.com/election_day_volunteer?recruiter_id=413063
Let us know how you can best help on election day, 7 May 2020. Tasks include:
- Reminding people to vote:
- Knocking on the doors of people who said they will vote Green (“knocking up”).
- Telephoning people who said they would vote green.
- Helping in a committee room.
- Giving lifts to voters with mobility difficulties who are otherwise unable to travel their polling station
- Taking voter numbers at polling stations (“telling”)—many voters don’t make up their minds until they are in the polling booth. A Green rosette and a welcoming face can help persuade them. Key times include 7am-9.30am, and 5pm-8pm.
- Tallying the votes at the count, so we know where in the county there are more Green voters.
Please tick the ways you can help below, and where you can help.Become a volunteer
- Reminding people to vote:
Cheryl Briggs wants to volunteer 2019-09-27 16:08:46 +0100
When you have volunteered to help the Oxfordshire Green Party, please tell us something about your skills.
For some tasks, we need specialist skills, hence this long list.
But most tasks anyone can do, given the training we provide.Become a volunteer
Cheryl Briggs answered 2018-03-07 00:07:42 +0000Q: How will you campaign?
A: I plan to surround myself with a team of campaigners. In past years people who have not taken an active part in Abingdon Green Party have come out and volunteered to leaflet. We also plan to hold regular stall in Abingdon Town centre to talk to people. I will be knocking on people’s doors at weekends and evenings to talk to people in the 12 months plus before the election to gauge support and talk to people about their concerns.
I will need support with advice from the elections committee and those who have previously stood. Also from volunteers around the county to help with canvassing.
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, and any questions you have.Take the survey
Cheryl Briggs posted about Home on Facebook 2018-02-10 17:57:44 +0000I pledged to vote for Oxfordshire Green Party5,035 VOTES FOUND12,000 votes
@CherylOxon tweeted link to Volunteer. 2019-09-27 16:04:53 +0100I signed up to volunteer for Oxfordshire Green Party. Join me! https://www.greenoxfordshire.com/volunteer?recruiter_id=832683
Help us fight the climate crisis. Let's get more Greens elected!
We need better representatives, ones that don't just pay lip service to the climate crisis. You can help our local election candidates reach thousands of voters before 7 May.
Oxfordshire Green Party is campaigning for a Green New Deal by getting more Green Party members elected at all levels of government. Already our elected Green councillors have got local councils to divest from fossil fuels, declare a climate emergency, improve cycling facilities and require 50% social housing in new developments.
We're not funded by big business or rich people, but we do have thousands of members and supporters in Oxfordshire. Will you help make a difference? Please sign up below to volunteer in any way you can. Or if you would like to speak to someone about it, please phone Kate Robinson on 07582 903996 to find how you can help, at a time that suits you.
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Cheryl Briggs posted about Candidates wanted on Facebook 2018-03-06 23:47:40 +0000I signed up to volunteer for Oxfordshire Green Party. Join me!
This is a call for candidates to stand for the Green Party at the 2021 elections to councils in Oxfordshire.
We need more Green councillors in Oxfordshire. Could you follow in the footsteps of our Green Party councillors in Oxford, and stand for election? You could improve the quality of our councils by representing the people and views that the governing parties ignore.
If you are at all interested in standing as a candidate, or helping organise a campaign for a candidate, please complete the form below, and the Elections Committee will get back to you with more details.
If you want any more information on what is involved in standing as candidate, please contact the Elections Co-ordinator, David Newman.
We are looking for both target candidates, who will work hard to win in May 2021, and non-target candidates who need to do as little as getting their name on the ballot paper so that people can vote everywhere for a Green Party candidate.Become a volunteer
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