Local elections

Local Democracy in Dover and Deal District and Kent

Next elections are the Kent County Council ones in May 2017.

After that there are elections in May 2019:

  • Dover District Council
  • Dover Town Council and Deal Town Council
  • Parish Council Elections.

Get involved in local democracy!

Across Britain there are over 160 Green Party councillors at district or county level and more parish councillors. They’re working to challenge the old, tired and less accountable two-party system.

Currently in Dover District there are no Green Party councillors at town, parish or district level and we think it is time to change that.

We know that the forces of the two big parties are strongly against us getting any representation at all. But we stand with voters who want to be heard not herded by councillors who’ve held seats for years in our district.

We think it would help Dover to have Green local people elected to our local councils.We think everyone in our area would benefit if there were more Green Party voices on our local councils.

Would you consider serving on your local parish council? There may be a vacancy right now: check your local parish council website.

We have resources to support you if you go for it. We subscribe to the Association of Green Councillors (there are 164 across England and Wales). They provide good examples on issues such as:

  • helping save energy
  • generating renewables
  • promoting healthy and low carbon transport
  • protecting wildlife habitats
  • preparing for extreme weather events
  • resisting austerity cuts that make our society more unfair.

We don’t have any Green Party councillors on the local District and Town Councils yet.We stood in the area last year and had a good response. We want to do better!

We need enthusiastic, committed and hard-working candidates. We are particularly keen to ensure diversity amongst our candidates.

Candidates must:

  • be paid-up members of the Green Party
  • support the Green Party’s main aims and policies.