Monday, 25 November 2013

Wokingham GE Candidate

I have been selected as the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Wokingham for the next General Election. 

This is from the press release. 

"Adrian was the Chair of the local Green Party from 2005 till 2012 and a parliamentary candidate in Reading West in 2005 and 2010.

A resident in Earley, where he lives with his wife and two children, Adrian is a qualified Civil Engineer.  He is a member of several environmental building organisations, with extensive experience of sustainable building.  Adrian is also a member of RedR, a relief organisation that sends engineers to disaster zones.

Adrian says:  “I believes it is possible to make a difference and have a sustainable future.  As an example, I led the campaign against the closure of Battle Hospital to build a Tesco because I wanted to take a stand for the small business and the local community.”

A former director of an environmental charity doing both research and education work, and with experience building a school in rural Tanzania. Adrian believes education should be decided at a more local level, drawing on the knowledge and experience of parents and pupils.

Adrian said “I was shocked to hear the head of Ofsted refer to Wokingham as ‘ area where children are at risk of missing out on the benefits of education.’ Education should provide everyone with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to live a full life and contribute to society.

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