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West Berkshire Green Party will field a record number of candidates in the local elections on Thursday 2 May.

Sixteen Green Party candidates, nine male and seven female, will contest 15 wards in the battle for West Berkshire Council.

Two Green Party candidates are also standing for Newbury Town Council, and two for Thatcham Town Council.

At the last elections in 2015, there were 11 Green candidates, and in 2011, none at all.

Carolyne Culver, chair of West Berkshire Green Party, said: “There is no better time to vote Green in West Berkshire. We have worked ceaselessly to hold the council to account in the four years since the last election. We’ve led the campaign to save the libraries, oppose the bin charge and get the council to take climate change seriously. People are telling us they are ready to vote for new councillors, who will be a breath of fresh air compared with the stale and failing politics of the present day.”

Full list of Green Party candidates for West Berkshire Council

Newbury Central: Susan Millington; Newbury Clay Hill: Danielle Bryan; Newbury Greenham: Matt Lowe; Newbury Speen: Steve Masters; Newbury Wash Common: David Marsh.

Thatcham Central: Paul Field; Thatcham West: Jane Livermore.

Basildon: Alex Carter; Bucklebury: Jackie Paynter; Burghfield & Mortimer: Alison May; Chieveley & Cold Ash: Jill Hoblin and James Thomas; Hungerford & Kintbury: Tim Davis; Ridgeway: Carolyne Culver; Tilehurst Birch Copse: Gary Brampton; Tilehurst & Purley: Steve Young.

Newbury Town Council

Speenhamland: Steve Masters; Wash Common: David Marsh

Thatcham Town Council

Thatcham Central: Paul Field; Thatcham West: Jane Livermore


Council Elections 2019, candidate list
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David Marsh

About David Marsh

David Marsh is a Green Party councillor for Wash Common ward on West Berkshire Council and Newbury Town Council. He is a journalist and the author of a lighthearted grammar book, For Who the Bell Tolls: The Essential and Entertaining Guide to Grammar. He and his wife, Anna, have a seven-year-old son, Freddie, and a nine-year-old dog, Lupin. David is a trustee of two local charities, Friends of Wash Common Library and Eight Bells for Mental Health, and presents a monthly music show on Kennet Radio.

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