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Enquirer Contact (Bedford)

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Gareth Ellis

Enquirer Contact and Nominating Officer (Central Bedffordshire)

Gareth has been a member of the Green party since 2007 and has been a long term member of the executive committee serving as enquirer/membership contact and nominating officer for quite sometime.  Gareth is passionate about campaigning for the environment and is very sensitive to members requirements.

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Enquirer Contact (Luton)


Cllr Lucy Bywater

Councillor Bedford Borough Council, Press and Campaigns Officer. Lucy was elected as a Green Party councillor Castle ward in May 2019 after many years of campaigning on local issues including air pollution and climate change and running community events such as film screenings, talks and organising litter picks. She was also instrumental in lobbying the Council to declare a Climate Emergency in March 2019. Social justice and health inequalities are a large part of her focus. She sits on the following Bedford Borough Council committees: Health Overview and Scrutiny Climate Change General Licensing Corporate Parenting And she is a local authority governor for Castle Newnham School. Outside her Council work she is also Chair of the non-party political Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum and a school governer.

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Cllr Ben Foley

Councillor Bedford Borough Council,  Equalities Coordinator, (Job Share) Deputy Internal Returning Officer and Coordinator (Luton)

Ben works tirelessly for both the Castle Ward community and the Green Party working at the local and regional level.  Ben designs the ward leaflets and then delivers a good quantity of them often very late at night.  The local party would truly be lost without him.

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Edward Carpenter

Coordinator Luton Green Party

Edward recently joined the Green Party after becoming increasingly concerned about the lack action to protect our climate and our environment.

Following a career in the Royal Navy, Edward moved into social housing where he has principally focussed on enabling providers to maximise their performance, resilience and legal complience as well as deliver good governance.

He led a community wealth programme in Rochdale for several years before moving to Luton where he has successfully developed his knowledge in sustainability and in particular using the best available methods to decarbonise UK homes and deliver a just transition to a climate resilient net zero future.

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Richard Baker

Internal Returning Officer, Nominating Officer (Bedford)

Richard does a great job when it comes to election time both interrnally and externally.  At the local elections Richard coordinated the Castle ward election day campaign.  Richard must have been ecstatic when the results of the 2019 election came through and knowing that his hard work had paid off.

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Simon Hall

Nominating Officer (Luton)

Simon joined the party in 2007.  Has held Coordinator and nominating roles in the past.  Due business commitments Simon’s main role takes place during elections.

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Catherine Aganoglu

Coordinator (Central Bedfordshire), Secretay (Luton & Bedfordshire), Equalities Coordinator (Job Share),

I have lived in Houghton Regis since 2009 and  have always been concerned about the environment, sustainability, and social justice, and joined the Green Party in 2013 at a street stall petition to nationalise the railways. I have stood as a paper candidate in local elections in Dunstable and Houghton Regis.  In March 2021 I retired from a career  social work and now have time to be involved local campaigns.

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Dominic Scholfield

Membership Secretary (Luton & Bedfordshire)

Dominic is a passionate campaigner and green entrepreneur, as well as being a local resident and father of three. Since studying for an environmental science degree he has worked as a sustainability campaigner, founded a community bike recycling workshop, and run his own consultancy advising local authorities, government and business on how to cut emissions from transport.

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Adrian Spurrell

Coordinator (Bedford), Groups Support Officer (job share), and Treasurer (Luton & Bedfordshire)

Adrian believes politics in the UK has been moribund for years, fixated on economics not social and environmental wellbeing and ignoring the very real challenges we are facing.  Challenges whose impact is being felt through indicators such as growing mental health issues, a struggling health system and the lack of a truly representative voting system.

He runs his own leadership and organisation development consultancy, lives in Kempston and is single with four grown up children and much to his own amazement 4 grandchildren.

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Philippa Fleming

Coordinator (Luton & Bedfordshire) and Groups Support Officer (job share).

Philippa has been a member of the Green Party since 2014 & became an officer of the executive committe in 2015.  More information can be found at the link below.

Philippa’s Green Party Activism Page