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  • "Green4glos, Stroud District Council has never evicted anyone because of the bedroom tax, that 'saga' was pure posturing by the green party, my point exactly that they rarely do anything useful. Whilst Philip might've done some 'work on housing standards and fuel poverty' I haven't seen much evidence of it.

    You can disagree with some of the actions of the national labour party as much as you want , but the reality in Stroud is a vote for the Greens won't achieve anything (whatever you might dream of doing if you got elected) because all that'll happen is you'll let the tories in. This article also relates to local elections, hence why my first comment was about the track record of local councillors in getting things done that benefit those of us on lower incomes."
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Green Party councillor Philip Booth to step-down at May's local elections

Green Party councillor Philip Booth to step-down at May's local elections

Stroud District Councillor Philip Booth will step-down after serving eight years on the authority (4351435)

Jonathan Edmunds will replace Cllr Booth as the Green Party's candidate in May's elections (4351551)

First published in News

GREEN Party district councillor Philip Booth has announced that he will be standing down as the elected representative for the Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe ward at local elections this May.

The local Green Party politician, who runs a popular blog, @Ruscombe Green, which provides information and insight about various community projects in the Five Valleys, will step down after eight years of service on Stroud District Council.

Jonathan Edmunds, a sports development officer whose children go to Randwick School, has been chosen to contest Cllr Booth’s seat when it becomes vacant in May.

He was selected as the Green’s candidate at the party’s AGM on February 25.

In a statement, Mr Edmunds, said he was ‘honoured and delighted’ to be put forward for the elections.

“Philip Booth is a big act to follow for all that he has achieved over the last eight years and the esteem in which he is held by local people.

“I am looking forward to engaging with the people of this wonderful ward and having the chance to persuade them that the Green Party continues to have the ideas, policies and values to improve the quality of their lives.”

Cllr Booth said: "I am delighted that Greens have selected Jonathan Edmunds, who is such a strong candidate committed to our local community.

“There are certainly challenges ahead and now more than ever we need Green politicians. I will be giving him my full support in the campaign ahead."

"I am stepping down to spend more time on several community projects and with family, but I have no less passion for building stronger communities and a greener, more just future.

“I would like to thank all who have supported me over the last 8 years as District councillor. It has been a pleasure and quite genuinely, an honour, to have served this community.

“It is also great to see that by working with others, the pledges I made in election leaflets, have all been fulfilled.

“These include a ward-wide 20mph, new allotments, sewers relined in the ward, an energy strategy for the council, Stroud's Council Housing Standard developed with tenants and the £12m invested in renewables and fuel poverty on council housing."

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