Over 2 weeks there will be elections to select the Green Party candidates for Parliamentary constituencies in Oxfordshire. There will be both hustings meetings and online hustings where members can ask questions of the competing applicants.Read more
Everyone who wants to be a parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in Oxfordshire, or 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
I grew up in North Oxford and went to two schools in St. Margaret’s ward, so I know the area well and understand the issues facing the community. I’m a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, used to arguing on my feet and thinking critically; I want to use my skills and energy to improve council decision-making and reduce inequality across the city.
If elected, I’ll press for implementation of new ideas to address the housing crisis, including next-generation rent controls and use of space above car parks for sustainable and affordable housing. I’ll also lobby the council to do more to address air pollution, a significant risk to health locally.Send question
I was elected to Oxfordshire County Council in 1997, successfully holding the first Green County Council seat (previously been won by Caroline Lucas). I served as a County Councillor for 12 years, standing down in 2009. I was elected as an Oxford City Councillor in 2002.
As a City Councillor, I have served the people of East Oxford for more than 20 years. I Chaired Scrutiny Committee from 2014 to 2016 and Finance Panel (2014-now). I still sit on the Scrutiny Committee which gives the Greens, and other opposition parties, significant influence over Council decisions. Chairing the Finance Panel means that Greens have a direct and noticeable influence on the Council City budget. For example, during my time as Chair, Oxford became the first Council in the UK to divest from fossil fuels.
I have a long history of community campaigning and was a founding member of Cowley Road Carnival, Low Carbon East Oxford, the East Oxford Farmers’ Market, and the local Car Club.
I live and work in Oxford and am a Director of a global sustainability consultancy.
I am currently Leader of the City Council’s Green Councillors Group and was Deputy Lord Mayor from 2014-15.
“Craig is dedicated to the people of East Oxford and the City itself. His energy and financial expertise is a great asset. Fairness and compassion are at the heart of everything he does.”
- Matt Morton, former local Councillor
“I'll be voting for Craig because he's an experienced and committed representative of the residents of East Oxford. He's both compassionate and professional, consistent and reliable.”
- A. Stonor, Temple Street
"Craig is well-respected across the political spectrum - he is an outstanding local Councillor"
- A. Packer, Bannister Close
“Craig is a conscientious and active local Councillor who listens to, and works hard to care for, people in the community.”
- J. Ingram, Stanley Road
“Craig is always hard at work making East Oxford a better place to live, and keeping it sustainable. “
- C. Gugenheim, Henley Street
“Thank you for resolving a longstanding overdue repair issue for me. This was resolved within a few days of me contacting you and I am very happy with the outcome. You will definitely receive my vote in the coming council elections.”
- C. Blacker, St. Mary’s Road
“Craig understands and supports local needs, why would you vote for anyone else?”
- A. Dawson, Bullingdon Road
"Craig works hard all year round - the only time you see the other parties is at election time!"
- Dr. M. MacFarlane, Hurst Street
"Another Labour Councillor won't make a difference. I'll be voting Green."
- C. Sillero, James Street
“On a personal basis, I support Craig, as I know him to be a hardworking and straight-talking Councillor… I am always impressed to see him working so tirelessly for the residents he represents.”
- S. Chandler, Magdalen Road
“We have found Craig to be a brilliant reliable councillor. He works at the heart of community and always finds intelligent and effective solutions to any issue. We could not endorse him more.”
- H. Evans & S. Barker, Stanley Road
"Craig is an excellent Councillor; hard-working and diligent. Since the Greens were elected this area has seen huge improvements. I will be voting Green."
- V. Houillon, St. Mary’s Road
“The vulnerable and disadvantaged need a strong voice. Craig is that voice. Craig works tirelessly for the local community: he is committed, conscientious, and fearless.”
- Professor A. Linzey, Iffley Road
“Without Craig’s intervention, I would now be homeless. I am forever grateful”
- G. Kirby, Leopold Street
Steve Dawe is a part-time University Lecturer in Development Studies and has taught a variety of other social science subjects such as Environmental Policy and Researching Public Services. He is currently County Press Officer, Policy Coordinator, Media Committee Convenor and joint Cowley Cluster organiser for Oxfordshire Green Party. Outside Party politics he serves as Press Officer for Oxford City Farm & Chair of the Bullingdon Association which runs the Bullingdon Community Centre. He has been a Green Party member since 1983.
I am standing to get elected and implement Green Party policy. In addition, I have relevant experience from standing for the Green Party in elections since 1984. Housing is a critical issue that needs addressing in Oxford. Secondary issues include the local environment within the City, and the many ways it is used and abused–including issues such as the careful conservation of green open space, reducing traffic flows especially in areas of traffic congestion, improving walking and cycling routes and increasing the availability of allotment space.
I have lived in Oxfordshire my whole life so I feel I know the area well and understand many of the issues facing the community; I love living in Oxford.
I am a trained teacher and currently work as a trainer for staff within the Early years sector and as an IT trainer for individuals throughout the county.
I spend lots of my time volunteering for Girlguiding, a charity I have been involved in for most of my life and which has given some incredible opportunities.
Why are you standing?
The lack of social justice and equality in the country are painfully felt throughout the county and impacts on our most vulnerable citizens, as a member of the city council I have a louder voice and can influence change.
- Protect services for homeless people, the elderly and children
- Develop more affordable, social and low carbon housing
- Search for innovative ways to reduce pollution in the city centre
I was first elected to Oxford City Council in 1999 serving as a City Councillor for 15 years in total. I have been working on behalf of residents in the area since 1994.
I live and work in the community and am active all year round, responding to many individual casework enquiries, supporting residents with planning, housing and transport issues, attending residents’ meetings, and helping at community events.
I was Lord Mayor of Oxford from 2011-12 – the first Green to take on this role in 889 years!
Since moving to Oxford in 1993 I have been involved in many community committees including Donnington Doorstep Family Centre, East Oxford Adventure Playground Association, and East Oxford Primary School Governors. I am currently a Trustee of Elder Stubbs, sit on the Board of the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op, and am a Board Member of the Free West Papua Campaign. I am also on the Advisory Board for the Southern Policy Centre think tank set up by former Labour Minister John Denham.
In my time as a City Councillor, I chaired Planning Committee, Employment & Economic Development committee, the East Area Parliament (area committee), and the Pensioner’s Forum. I have also represented the Council at several successful planning appeals. I was the City Green Group Planning and Economic Development Shadow.
After a 2 year break, during which I have spent a lot of time working with homeless people in Oxford, I know that the most effective way I can work support homeless people and the many others struggling to pay high housing costs in Oxford is by becoming an elected Councillor again.
What will you do if you are elected?
If elected I will work to:
- End the homelessness crisis
- Tackle air pollution
- Save our community facilities
- Protect our environment
- Make cycling safer
- Challenge Brexit
Two people have applied to be the Green Party candidate for the Oxford East parliamentary constituency.
Ballots will be sent out tomorrow. Hustings will take place during the business meeting on Thursday.
See their selection statements below.Read more