Oscar Idle for city and county

Oscar Idle for Donnington and Iffley Fields & St. Mary's

Oscar Idle

Biography

I have lived in Iffley Fields my whole life and currently work here as a full time teaching assistant. I therefore have strong connections with people of all ages and backgrounds in the local community.

I have been heavily involved with environmental activism for several years, including Extinction Rebellion and Stop HS2. I have had particular experience in media strategy over this time.

Why I am standing

As a young person, I feel that I have a lot at stake in the planet's future. This is part of the reason why I will do everything I can to protect nature and biodiversity, and help everyone along through a rapid green transition involving more cycling and public transport, energy efficient homes, and the creation of green jobs.

I will support social and affordable housing projects, and campaign for all new builds to have net zero carbon emissions.

How I will campaign

If canvassing will be possible this year, I will be going door to door every day of the year to really listen to people and understand their concerns.

Due to COVID-19, it is likely that we will need to win with an online campaign. Due to my experience with media strategy, and due to my strong connections to the community, I am in a prime position to campaign through social media, and to really engage with people. 

With the energy, drive and passion behind my campaign, I will be able to mobilise people who have never voted before, and particularly young people, to turn out in the masses come May.

Skills and time commitment

I will be campaigning every day of the week, whether online or door to door. If elected to both city and county council, I will dedicate myself full time to my role as a councillor. 


Showing 4 reactions

  • Oscar Idle
    commented 2020-10-05 17:13:06 +0100
    Hi Jane, thank you for you questions. I have been vegan for 4 years, and vegetarian for more than a decade. Animal agriculture is not only destroying our planet, but also one of the greatest ongoing moral injustices we are facing; we need to support farmers and communities as much as we can to transition away from animal agriculture. Thank you for the links! I have signed the petition to Save Redbridge Meadow and I will be writing to my local councillors to object to the destruction of Lye Valley. As a councillor, I will do everything I can to support the protection of biodiversity.
  • Jane Alexander
    commented 2020-10-05 15:49:18 +0100
    Hi Oscar, Are you vegan? Have you signed the petition to Save Redbridge Meadow on 38degrees site? where council plan to start ripping out trees and shrubs and destroy homes of water voles and otters in December? Have you made an objection to city council plans to destroy Lye Valley SSSI? (deadline is 8 Oct) check Friends of Lye Valley for draft version and pls do it now.
  • Jane Alexander
    commented 2020-10-05 15:34:57 +0100
    Hi Oscar, Are you vegan? Have you signed the petition to Save Redbridge Meadow on 38degrees site? where council plan to start ripping out trees and shrubs and destroy homes of water voles and otters in December? Have you made an objection to city council plans to destroy Lye Valley SSSI? (deadline is 8 Oct) check Friends of Lye Valley for draft version and pls do it now.
  • David Newman
    published this page in Elections 2020-09-26 14:41:56 +0100

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