David lives in East Oxford with his two daughters. He works as a water engineer for the employee-owned consultancy Mott MacDonald, focusing on the upgrade of large treatment plants in the UK, and helping bring clean water and sanitation to low-income urban areas in developing countries.
He was elected as a Green Party councillor in 2014, and became the leader of the Oxford City Green Group in 2017. During his time as a councillor he has focused on tackling low pay, homelessness, rough sleeping, food poverty, air quality, social inequality, and the viability of local businesses.
For several months in 2010 David found himself homeless. He was fortunate in finding a room in a hostel on Cowley Road. This experience formed the basis of David's tireless campaigning to fight for the rights and the dignity of the homeless.
David has the independence, drive and empathy to speak up for those without a voice, and the strength and experience to hold the city's ruling Labour Group to account. "With the Labour-run council dragging its feet on solving St Clement's shocking air pollution problems, and steamrolling through unpopular plans to sell off half the East Oxford Community Centre site, St Clement's needs Green Party representation now more than ever," he says.
His main priorities are:
“I would be honoured to be elected as your representative to serve St Clement’s
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.
All candidates for target seats need to complete this form. A target seat is a priority area where the Oxfordshire Green Party aims to make an impact.
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 form.
If you have any difficulties completing the survey, email the Oxfordshire Green Party Elections co-ordinator with the same information, and any questions you have. We can arrange meetings with councillors and campaigners to answer any questions on what our councillors do, or how to win an election. Or read Councillor David William's presentation on Green councillors.
We will start parliamentary selection with a call for nominations in early January. Please fill in your applications now.Take the survey
Cheryl Briggs, selected Green Party candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon.
As you may know, for the first time in over 30 years we’re not contesting the seat of Oxford West and Abingdon. However, we’ve not given up – far from it, we are contesting all the other parliamentary seats in Oxfordshire.
The Conservative Party looks set to return to government, aiming for a hard Brexit, cuts to schools and elderly care, and other policies that will hit ordinary people very hard.
We have the chance to defeat the Conservatives here. Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat candidate, is a progressive who can win back the seat that they held until 2010. For this reason I agreed to step aside, after consulting local members.
We are sorry not to give voters the chance to Vote Green this time. But the Green Party feels that on this occasion the best way to advance Green values is to ask that voters back Layla Moran to be their next MP.Send feedback
I’ve been living in Barton since 2015. I was disgusted when Labour and LibDem councillors on Oxfordshire County Council voted with the Tories for heavy cuts to social care, children’s centres, public transport and other vital local services.
The Green Party gives people across Oxfordshire a chance to vote against these vicious attacks on people’s livelihoods. We have a costed and affordable budget that will keep Oxfordshire running without austerity.
As well as standing for the County Council, I am also the Green Party candidate for a by-election to the City Council. The two councils have different responsibilities, but the same principles guide me in both cases.
To vote for me is to vote for:
- Decent, well-funded social care.
- Affordable, sustainable housing, with housebuilding linked to local services to reduce pressure on roads.
- Good comprehensive education for all – not grammar schools, private schools or academies.
- A pedestrian-friendly Oxford, with efficient and accessible public transport.
- The right of EU citizens – such as many staff in our local hospitals – to live and work in Britain.
As your councillor you can expect to see me around the area – in the street, in the shops, at the doctor’s surgery and in Barton chippy. I teach in various parts of Oxfordshire for the Workers’ Educational Association, while also working part-time for the Peace Pledge Union. I have been involved in grassroots campaigning since I was a teenager, over 20 years ago.
My political values were formed when I was growing up in the Midlands in the 1980s. Living in a council house as Thatcher attacked the working class, I saw the effects of inequality all around me. Now it’s even worse. Austerity is an outrage in one of the richest countries in the world. Much of the world's wealth is in the hands of a tiny number of people. The Tories pursue the interests of the super-rich at the expense of the rest of us. The Labour Party fails to stand up to them.
This is of course a local election, not a national one. But the same principles apply: we need to share resources, not leave them for the few at the top. Capitalism is not the only way. For too long, we’ve been following the wishes of the rich and powerful. I think it’s about time we stopped.Send feedback
Originally from Lincolnshire, I moved to Oxford 2 years ago as an Oxford Brookes Philosophy student, having been a member of the Green party since then. I lived in Clive Booth Student Village, within the Headington Hill and Northway ward. My interests include reading, going on country walks and experiencing new cultures.
For me, public spaces cleanliness, social justice and proper allocation of police resources are some of my priority concerns. Also the protection of local heritage and green spaces, including Headington Hill park and the Green Belt. Open democracy will be encouraged, with a promise to hold open surgeries monthly in accessible areas and making sure that all those living in my ward are given the information needed to contact me with any issues. I promise to move to develop more affordable housing without allowing our environment to be an unnecessary causality of this.
I’ve lived in West Oxford for 25 years and am passionate about building stronger communities and tackling climate change. Here are some of the things I’ve been involved with locally
- Chair and member of West Oxford Community Association for 10 yrs.
- Whilst Chair of WOCA, I set up the first Zipcar, installed solar panels, and outsourced the café. These still provide regular income for the centre.
- Co-Founder of the charity, Low Carbon West Oxford in 2007 and the social enterprise, West Oxford Community Renewables in 2009.
- Director of Artweeks.
- Friend of West Oxford School for 10 years and organised the first Christmas Bazaar.
- Helped to organise Harley Road Street Party for the past 24 years.
- Set up Hogacre Common in 2010, leasing the land from Corpus Christi College for a jar of honey/annum.
- Founding member of West Oxford Panto Assoc. in 2010. Made scenery, props, directed.
10 things I will do when you elect me:
- Fight to improve Air Quality in Jericho/West Oxford
- Fight to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians
- Oppose new council policies that criminalise boaters, buskers and the homeless
- Oppose privatisation of NHS and public services
- Push for more affordable homes and fairer rents
- Protect community assets like Port Meadow for future generations
- Work to reduce Oxford’s Carbon Footprint
- Support Jericho Community Association in their plans for new canal-side development
- Support local small businesses
- Oppose academies
Robert Paynter is a father of two and a science researcher; he has been a Green Party member for over twenty years.
Fair is worth fighting for is key to the decisions that must be made to avoid exploitation of others. This applies at all scales: protecting rights of individuals or protecting the world from rampant resource use and damage, ultimately this is exploitation of future generations. For generations exploitation has been included in daily life as a matter of course — this can change.
Robert will bring these principles to the table when representing Chalgrove and Watlington. His primary interests are to support improvements in housing, transport and jobs.Send question
I have lived in Oxford, working at the John Radcliffe, for many years. As well as work I enjoy conservation work with local groups and the National Trust.
Locally, nationally and internationally there seem to be a large number of ill affecting us, for which the Green Party has the best solution. I am standing so that voters have the opportunity to vote Green and support this view.