Our Election Candidates

We are delighted to be standing Kent County Council candidates in all 5 Dover district divisions.

We are also working to get Mike Eddy elected in the Dover District Council  Mill Hill by-election. We have Nick Shread standing in the Dover town Council by-election in St Radigunds, and Sarah Fisher standing for election to Walmer Parish Council.

All 5 of our candidates have signed the South East Climate Alliance ABCD pledge.
Here are their candidate statements:

Sarah Gleave

Sarah Gleave

VILLAGES OF DOVER NORTH & DEAL
Mike Eddy

Mike Eddy

DEAL & WALMER
Beccy Sawbridge

Beccy Sawbridge

DOVER TOWN
Nick Shread

Nick Shread

VILLAGES OF DOVER WEST
Abi Stroud

Abi Stroud

SANDWICH & VILLAGES
Sarah Gleave
(Sarah has been closely involved with the Transition Towns projects in Deal and Dover for over 10 years. In Feb 2015 she was a founder member of Dover and Deal Green Party and throughout 2020 she has worked hard,  (sometimes as a lone opposition voice) on the DDC Climate Change Working Group, to make it more responsive to local people, to make promises meaningful and independently honestly measured.)

I enjoy living in Kingsdown in an ex-council house, 20 minutes cycle from Deal. In recent years I’ve also enjoyed being a community volunteer, for example I’ve been a fuel poverty advisor, community gardener, and I pick fruit and veg for foodbanks. We all know too many in our communities need foodbanks and we need to build back fairer, with cheap-to-rent, healthy homes for local families.

I believe we need to invest in jobs in a more climate-friendly and caring economy. Sadly, Kent’s powerful include the developers who are targeting our natural environment from Aylesham to Betteshanger to Kingsdown. Let’s speak up against those who threaten our farmland, orchards and carbon-capturing woodland.

We need to act for climate and social justice. Dover District has been on the sharp end of cuts for too long. Let’s build back fairer from covid. If elected I’d keep pushing for the cuts to be reversed, for investment to get the improved social services, cheaper public transport and safer travel options that would allow us to lead healthier lives and grow a people-centred economy.