Local Elections 2022

Chris Mitchell is the Green Party candidate standing for District Council in Dickinsons ward, Croxley Green, on 5th May 2022.

"With the support of many people who usually vote for other parties, and some who don’t always vote in local elections, I came very close to winning last time. Last year 961 residents voted for me and I came within 117 votes of the Liberal Democrat candidate.

I stood for election last year with two aims:

  • To shake the Liberal Democrats out of their complacency and, if elected,
  • To speak up on behalf of our community on Three Rivers District Council

As a result, our Liberal Democrat councillors have really woken up to some of the issues our community cares about.

I’m married and our two daughters were born here and attended local schools. I love Croxley Green and want to keep it a wonderful place to live.

I have been a Parish Councillor for 11 years, including as Chairman for 4 years. I organised the Croxley Revels Arena events for 21 years, and have led the countdown for the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Green for 9 years.

As a Parish Councillor I led the development of our Neighbourhood Plan which was adopted by referendum in 2018, initiated the Parish Council’s purchase of Weston Wood in 20xx and another 5 acres of Long Valley Wood in 2021 for our community.  I currently chair the Planning & Development Committee and lead the Climate Resilience Working Group.

My aim is to do things that make people’s lives better in Croxley Green. I set up the Christmas Market by the library, and have plans to set up a French market when the rules allow. I also led the Parish Council’s purchase of Weston Wood, when I learnt it was for sale. This is now a protected community space that has been improved dramatically by the work of the Parish Council rangers.

My three priorities will be:

  • Fight to improve the Local Plan - Campaign to challenge the Government’s unrealistic housing targets and protect the Green Belt, to protect the Red Cross Hall from redevelopment and retain it as a community asset, and to have the Sycamore Road amenity land removed from the Site Allocations.
  • Campaign to transfer local amenity land to our Parish Council. The Green and Stone’s Orchard and the allotments would be best owned and managed by the Parish Council to safeguard it into the future and protect it from development.
  • Improve communication and consultation with local residents. I will make sure residents are kept informed and genuinely consulted on proposals.  I will not flood you with leaflets full of exaggerated claims.

When you vote for me, you can be sure your vote is going towards someone who has the interests of our community at heart."

Head shot of Chris Mitchell. He is standing infront of a natural landscape, with short grey hair and a beard. He is wearing a blue coat.

Candidates for local elections 2022

THREE RIVERS DISTRICT WARDS
Abbots Langley and Bedmond Michael RAYMENT
Carpenders Park Kelsey TREVETT
Chorleywood North and Sarratt Peter LOADER
Chorleywood South and Maple Cross Roger STAFFORD
Dickinsons (Croxley Green) Chris MITCHELL
Durrants (Croxley Green) Andrew GALLAGHER
Gade Valley Emma BRADING
Leavesden Bruce PERRY
Moor Park and Eastbury Dominic PENNICOTT
Oxhey Hall and Hayling Mary CHABREL
Penn and Mill End Deesha CHANDRA
Rickmansworth Town Dimitri Andrew MACMILLEN
South Oxhey Chris LAWRENCE
Chris with five local supporters in Croxley Green

General Election 2019

Tom Pashby was the Green Party's South West Hertfordshire Parliamentary Candidate for the General Election on 12th December 2019.

Tom grew up in Croxley Green and went to Rickmansworth school. Tom studied environmental science at university and has since worked and volunteered in sustainable energy and climate-focused policy and communications.

In the 2018 local elections, with Three Rivers Green Party having previously not stood a candidate, Tom came second out of five candidates, thanks to a successful campaign in Rickmansworth Town. Campaigning included speaking to residents, finding out what was important to them and acting on it. Actions included getting a speed sensor installed on a dangerous stretch of road, aimed at emissions reductions and improved road safety.

Tom said: “The Greens are the only party committed to realistic action on the climate emergency, for a People’s Vote, to campaign for remain, and to heal the wounds from a decade of austerity. Vote Green for a more prosperous future.

“We recognise that infinite economic growth is impossible on a finite planet. Continued support by the other parties for neoliberalism will delivery misery for the many and the sixth mass extinction.

Tom Pashby head shot. Tom wears their hair bleached blonde.

 “Remaining as members of the European Union will make the transition to a zero-carbon, prosperous society more achievable. Cross border cooperation is needed now more than ever, but it is important that I and others hoping to stop Brexit seek a democratic mandate in a Peoples’ Vote.”

 

Note to editors: Tom is non-binary and uses they/them/their pronouns. Their title is Mx.

Other Green Party Candidates

St. Albans Constituency Candidate - Simon Grover  Find out more about Simon here

Watford Constituency - there was no Green Party candidate in Watford Constituency as this has formed part of the Unite to Remain electoral pact.

Past Local Elections

Peter Loader was a Green Party candidate who stood for District Council on 2nd May 2019, alongside other local people who want a greener future. 

“I’ve lived in Rickmansworth for over 40 years and I enjoy taking my grandchild to school here. I want to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community. I have been campaigning for improvements to our area for many years.”

Peter has wealth of experience in campaigning, volunteering with local community groups and knows the area well having worked for many years on Rickmansworth High Street and Woodcock Hill Industrial Estate.

Peter Loader head shot. Peter wears a shirt and tie and stands infront of a background with green and yellow leaves.

Peter knows how the council works and how it should work to provide the best service for residents. He has fresh ideas to bring to the council, along with the time and relevant skills and experience.

“This year I have already been working hard by listening to residents, I have responded to council consultations, suggested improvements to council schemes, and reported street defects. I could do more if I were elected as your local councillor.”

Tom Pashby was a Green Party candidate who stood for District Council on 3rd May 2018.

Tom pashby stands outside terraced houses holding leaflets and wearing a hat and coat. The sun is shining from the right of the frame, creating highlight and shadow.     

"I want to represent my area and bring green thinking to the local council. I am passionate about the environment and equality and in particular, I will be campaigning for clean air, affordable housing and safer roads for everyone.

If elected I would like to live in the ward and fulfil my duties as a councillor whilst continuing to commute to London for my job in communications at EIT Climate-KIC.

I have already started work on supporting residents and putting pressure on the council. We secured a new speed sign on a dangerous road following our petition and we have got the council to start testing air quality in a previously untested area."

General Election 2017

Paul de Hoest was the Green Party's South West Hertfordshire Parliamentary Candidate for the General Election on 8th June 2017.

Paul has lived within the constituency for over 20 years. He and his wife have raised three children in the area. Paul has been a regular commuter into London working in the finance and public sectors.

"I want passionately to do everything I can to preserve our natural habitat for future generations, reintroduce the humanity into our economics and restore a compassionate attitude towards others. I believe in a democratic political process and will fight to reform our democracy. The national priorities are to ensure that we take urgent action on the climate and environment whilst fixing the broken, unequal, economic system.  The final decision on Brexit must lie with the people, not the Prime Minister. In South West Herts we need: greener and cheaper public transport (including bringing railways back into common ownership and restoring adequate local bus routes); investment in our youth by restoring adequate resourcing in our schools; restoration of the NHS – reversing privatisation and improving wider social/community care services; revitalisation of local democracy and economies."

Paul poses for a photo with Caroline Lucas. They stand inside and are both smiling.
Paul de Hoest and Caroline Lucas MP

 

Other Green Party Candidates

Watford Constituency Candidate - Alex Murray 

St. Albans Constituency Candidate - Jack Easton