Alison Gibbon - BOOTLE
By standing as the Green Party Candidate for Bootle, I am helping to influence local events; raise the profile of the Green Party and give a voice to women in the democratic process.
The Green Party is well placed to challenge the current Conservative agenda which is decimating public services, increasing the gap between rich and poor and leading us into a hard brexit.
I believe we can do much more to make Bootle a vital energising 'green zone' and will involve the community in a push for green energy, green jobs and greener schools, businesses and streets. Monitoring and improving air pollution will improve people's health and focusing on hotspots, will lead to better decisions around travel and transport. I would better involve housing associations in the drive for more affordale, social, green housing with priority to developments on brownfield sites. Together we can do things differently to build a better, greener Bootle
Mike Carter - SEFTON CENTRAL
Mike Carter is the Green parliamentary candidate for Sefton Central and last year became Sefton Greens first Councillor when elected to Aintree Village Parish Council.
Mike is a self-employed printer and graphic designer. His family have been working on Merseyside in the printing industry for over 160 years.
With the local Green Party he has campaigned all year round against fracking, air pollution and the health impact from the Port of Liverpool Access Route.
He wants to see a fair and resilient local economy that puts people and local jobs first; better quality, affordable, secure housing that meets local demand; our NHS, our schools, our railways, and other public services in public hands; affordable energy and radical action to tackle climate change.
Mike is a trustee of Rimrose Valley Friends and compost czar of local community allotment group Sefton Green Gym.