Use the map below to find out your Green Party candidate in the Exeter City Council (ECC) elections.
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An electoral arrangement between the Greens and Liberal Democrats means the Green Party will field City Council candidates uncontested by the Liberal Democrats in St David’s, Heavitree and Newtown & St Leonards wards. The Liberal Democrats will field candidates uncontested by the Greens in Duryard & St James, Pennsylvania and St Thomas wards.
Green Party candidates are standing in ALL Devon County Council (DCC) divisions. A County division is made up of approximately two wards, but the boundaries are not the same! Click on the map below to go to your ECC candidate:
After spending his 20s and 30s as a chef, focussing on parenting three children with his long term partner, Julyan went to study anthropology and sustainability at University of Exeter. He followed this with a masters in human geography. He is now a newly-qualified humanities teacher. Julyan is involved in the Green Party Drug Policy Group believing that drug policy reform is essential in keeping our children safe from harm. He is passionate about creating another world based on equity and fairness where all people have a chance to thrive.
Rich has lived in Exeter for over 25 years and is passionate about making the City a greener, healthier and fairer place to live. After a degree in Environmental Biology, Rich spent the first part of his career in the Environmental sector where he was involved in fisheries management, tackling water pollution and fly-tipping. He changed career in 2009 and developed businesses in retail and hospitality whilst devoting more time to raising his family. Rich is a keen cyclist and runner and enjoys the challenge the hills around Duryard and Pennsylvania provide.
Jamie is married with a young family and has lived in Exeter for nearly 10 years. He is hospital data analyst, having worked in the NHS for a total of 17 years in various Trusts. Jamie has in the past volunteered and raised funds for various cancer charities including the Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF). Jamie wants to raise his family in a cleaner, healthier, fairer society and feels that the Green Party can achieve this by listening to and working with local people on the issues that affect them.
As a former Head Teacher, Catherine has long prioritised the health and wellbeing of families and children in Exeter. She has helped shape the Early Help for Mental Health service with colleagues from health and social care and is also a professional coach in mediation and conflict resolution. Her skills and experience will ensure she is a councillor who will listen carefully to resident’s needs and concerns. Catherine is committed to work collaboratively with others on the council to improve lives and the environment in Exeter.
DCC Heavitree & Whipton Barton - Lizzie Woodman
Lizzie lives in Pennsylvania and for 20 years worked as a caseworker in Special Educational Needs for DCC. Previously she was a Social Worker in London. Since retirement she volunteers with a local charity.
She is a Trade Union member (Unison), has been active in local campaigns against cuts, and believes in keeping services public and accountable.
Lizzie believes the Climate Crisis is the most urgent issue facing us. She is also passionate about social justice issues including homelessness and poverty. If elected, she will work hard to ensure the measures needed for communities to achieve net zero are prioritised alongside support for the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
David has deep roots in Devon and runs his property management business from the city, where he lives. He has been a Green Party member for over ten years, standing in local elections. He would like to see more Green councillors elected, to help make Exeter a better place to live, with cleaner air, more recycling and making the Labour-run city council more accountable.
Dan moved to Exeter in 2008, working as a weather forecaster. He is passionate about protecting our green spaces and is concerned about the scale of building developments taking place in the city. He is particularly focussed on inappropriate developments and the closure, neglect, and lack of local facilities. Dan promises to listen to local residents and work hard on the issues important to improving lives and the environment.
Lynn is a retired management consultant and full-time volunteer and citizen activist. Since retiring, she helped set up local charity Food Exeter, Ludwell Life community group and an online farmers market for Exeter. Active in Exeter Green Party for six years, Lynn has led the party’s work on air pollution in the city. She wants to see changes to our residential streets to make them more pleasant places where people can move around safely.
DCC Pinhoe & Mincinglake - Paula Fernley
Following a career in dentistry, which included owning a practice, Paula's passion for nature led to her current career in photography. Through this, she has worked with the Greens at many events. Her lifelong commitment to nature conservation, tackling climate change, and recycling began as a student led her to quietly campaign for sustainable lifestyles and a fair society. She actively supports affordable, efficient local transport and active travel schemes to promote healthier lifestyles and improve our air quality. She is committed to shopping locally wherever possible and improving these opportunities locally for the whole community.
A strong advocate of a locally driven green economic recovery, Charles brings a wealth of experience from his work in project management across several industries. Charles is passionate about transparent decision making in local government and service provision, as well as promoting the need for affordable and sustainable zero carbon housing in Exeter.
With a background in hospitality, building business communities and working on film and TV productions, Amy brings a creative and inclusive approach to solving problems. She is a strong Green campaigner, who has most recently became the Co-Coordinator of the South West Green Party. In this role she is helping communities across the region to prioritise social and climate justice in their local area. She is passionate about being an independent voice for St David’s and her broad experience and skills will be of great benefit to residents and to small businesses in the ward.
DCC St David’s & Haven Banks - Andrew Bell
Starting in teaching, Andrew became an educational consultant specialising in citizenship and then press officer to the highly respected South West MEP Molly Scott Cato (2014 – 2020). This, together with many years of voluntary work on sustainable transport and campaigning on air pollution, means Andrew brings a wealth of useful knowledge and experience to ensure he will make an outstanding County councillor. He knows the St David's and Haven Banks area well from helping Councillor Diana Moore to become the first elected Green councillor in Exeter!
Jack is a chartered civil engineer with years of experience in flood risk management. For much of his career he has worked closely with the Environment Agency and local authorities across the South West to deliver solutions to better protect local communities from the worsening impacts of the Climate Emergency. As a keen runner, he is out on our local streets every day and is well aware of issues affecting residents including air pollution and road safety. As a Green councillor he will work hard for a fair and green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, putting the needs of residents first.
DCC St Sidwell's & St James - Johanna Korndorfer
Johanna has lived in Exeter for over 20 years, and has worked in community development, the arts, heritage and conservation. Her two children attended local state schools in the City. She supports local businesses, green and cultural initiatives and is passionate about addressing issues of social justice in tandem with the climate and ecological crisis. She has worked in various voluntary roles including as a founding parent of an early years initiative, and as trustee in various community associations. She is currently a part-time community development worker for Exeter Connect.
ECC Topsham + DCC Wearside & Topsham - Jonathan Mills
Jonathan works in a planning department and believes passionately in the provision of genuinely sustainable and affordable housing for local people. In his previous role as a local authority tree officer and consultant, he encountered every part of the community and gained an awareness of the importance of trees to improving health and wellbeing. Jonathan wants to ensure Exeter meet it’s 2030 Net Zero carbon target and believes the Council must be held to account to achieve this. With a good understanding of how local authorities work, Jonathan will be a councillor committed to improving the local environment for the community.