Will Vowell wants to volunteer 2018-03-01 11:52:55 +0000
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
Will Vowell, candidate for Churchill
My name is Will Vowell, I’m 21 years old, and I’m a student of French and Russian at the University of Oxford; out of term time, I live in Wallingford in South Oxfordshire. Last year I studied in Yaroslavl, Russia, and worked in an art and cultural centre in the south of France. Returning to Oxford this year, I have been working with Oxford Hub helping a local charity to reduce school absenteeism, and have recently become a sub-editor with the Oxford Student newspaper. I have been a member of the Green Party for 3 years, and since the start of this year I have been a part of Oxford Young Greens. On a national level, I am particularly interested in European & foreign affairs, democracy & voting rights, equality, and environmental justice. Locally, I am interested in housing & homelessness, transport, and air pollution.
Labour currently has a large majority on the council, which means they have been able to get away with authorising policies which have negatively affected Oxford residents. If I am elected, my aim will be to hold the Labour-controlled council to account for their actions. I will continue the work of the current Green councillors, challenging the council on its poor record on homelessness, and fighting to keep homeless shelters open. I will be a young voice for the students of Oxford Brookes University in the Churchill ward, calling for stronger links between the council and the student body. I will also support Green initiatives for new forms of public transport, to help link up outer Oxford with the city centre in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way. I will also call for more transparency from the council, so that the general public have a greater awareness and understanding as to what their councillors are doing and how taxpayers’ money is being spent.