Meet our local election candidates

We are fielding nine candidates in the local elections on 3 May. Find out who’s standing in your area here.

Please support your Green candidate! If you would like to deliver leaflets, or help on polling day, please email info@eastsurreygp.org.uk.

Chipstead, Hooley & Woodmansterne – Shasha Khan

Shasha is a Property Assessor and lives in Woodmansterne with his wife and two daughters. He says, “I have a strong track record of representing the community I live in. In 2014 I challenged a neighbouring Council in the High Courts for approving a planning application to build an incinerator. Presently the Conservatives are sitting on a massive majority on the Council which is unhealthy for democratic accountability.”

Earlswood & Whitebushes – Hal Brown

Hal lives next to Earlswood Common and works in nursing at East Surrey Hospital. He is married, with two daughters who attend local schools. Hal says, “I hope to be elected so I can work with residents to improve our area. I will be an active Councillor, working all year round, not just at election time.”

Meadvale & St. John’s – Sue Fenton

Sue is a freelance journalist who has lived in Redhill for 14 years. She is particularly concerned about oil drilling, the lack of affordable housing, government attempts to dismantle the NHS, and cuts to benefits. Sue believes that political decision-making, both locally and nationally, should prioritise communities and the environment over corporate interests.

Nork – Joseph Ingell

Joseph is a student hoping to become a secondary school teacher. He says, “I’m particularly concerned about oil drilling in the South East due to the impact it will have on local environments through water pollution. Also, with the increasing amount of housing being built in East Surrey, public transport and more cycle paths need to be provided so that there is infrastructure to cope with the rising population.”

Redhill East – Jonathan Essex

Jonathan Essex is a chartered civil engineer. He has served on the Borough Council since 2010 and the County Council since 2013.  He says, “I have worked hard to get things done in Redhill, and hold the ruling party to account. I hope that you will re-elect me so that I can continue to work on the many issues you raise directly with me throughout the year.”

Redhill West – Ruth Ritter

Ruth RitterRuth has lived in Redhill for 30 years and is a Family Support worker and former foster carer. Ruth is particularly concerned about affordable housing, cuts to Surrey’s care budgets and local sustainability issues. Ruth would like to help the voice of vulnerable residents to be heard and represented well.

Reigate Central – Elizabeth Wakefield

Elizabeth WakefieldLiz is a primary school teacher who has lived in Reigate for three years. Liz is married with a grown-up daughter and four rescue cats. Her main concerns are the environment, education, animal welfare, shop local and open access to downland. She is a keen rambler and has an allotment. She was previously a councillor, and Chair of the Housing Committee, in Brighton.

Tadworth & Walton – Roger Ponsford

Roger is a retired environmental consultant who has lived in Walton-on-The-Hill since 1971. Through his work primarily with construction-related companies he has seen how the design, construction and operation of buildings can be so much more sustainable. He would like to improve the balance of power within the council and be in a position to influence decisions so that more environmentally acceptable options are chosen.

Tattenhams – Alistair Morten

Alistair lives locally with his family and works in Further Education. As a Green Party member for over 25 years, he believes that only the Green Party is committed to creating communities that are vibrant, inclusive and sustainable.

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