Hazel Dawe with Caroline Lucas (former Oxford councillor) at Balcombe anti-fracking camp.
Thanks to all those who helped our campaign, Hazel Dawe came second, raising our vote to 21% while Labour went down to 39%. We will catch up and beat them in 2016.
On 17 July 2014 there was an Oxford City Council by-election in Cowley ward. For a long time the people of Cowley have been neglected by the City Council executive. Green Party councillors have consistently brought their needs before the council.
We had a great candidate for the Cowley ward by-election in Oxford on 17 July. Dr Hazel Dawe is a part-time lecturer in law at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Oxford Brookes University. She is a skilled gardener and passionate about bee-friendly planting. She lives in East Oxford with her husband, fellow Green campaigner Steve Dawe. Hazel says:
Please vote Green to support our National Health Service. Labour and the Coalition government have damaged the NHS through privatisation and cuts. Send them a clear message that this is unacceptable by voting Green on 17 July.
If elected, Hazel will join our 6 Green Councillors to:
- fix the crisis in affordable homes, as Oxford is now the most unaffordable place to live in the UK,
- keep leisure and swimming facilities on the Temple Cowley pool site, and
- renew the areas of Cowley, making it a better place to live, walk, cycle and do business.
Below are listed endorsements from people who agree with us.
I endorse Hazel Dawe as the best candidate for Cowley Ward in Oxford City Council. She will make a great councillor.