• Continue to lead the way in relation to the City’s policies on the natural environment, taking a ‘natural capital’ approach
  • Support biodiversity by protecting, enhancing and creating a wide range of habitats
  • Protect all Oxford’s green spaces – parks, meadows, woodland, rivers. End building on valued greenfield sites & flood plains.
  • Link habitats by green corridors to allow wildlife to move around
  • Enhance green spaces and facilitate access to nature – vital for improving residents’ lives; plants, wildlife and green spaces bring direct benefits to residents – from street trees providing shade, through open spaces helping with flood mitigation, to the benefits to physical and mental well-being
  • Implement more tree planting and tree preservation orders, and promote green roofs on buildings, and planting in pedestrianised areas
  • Work with wildlife organisations to improve conditions for wildlife to thrive
  • Support allotments and projects such as the City Farm and the Lye Valley Nature Reserve; these, and projects such as insect-friendly planting of verges and community orchards, benefit both people and wildlife
  • Support the creation of a new national nature reserve to the northeast of Oxford taking in Otmoor and Bernwood Forest

My Policies

Oxford has the least affordable housing in the UK. We believe that access to affordable, secure and decent housing is a human right, not a privilege. Nobody should be left homeless or have insecure accommodation.

Both City and County Councils have a key role to play in delivering sustainable transport solutions; including using the planning system to reduce the need to travel. In the past, there have been many poorly designed schemes implemented without proper consultation.

When it comes to health, Oxfordshire is a two-tier County. Most enjoy above average wellbeing but Oxford also includes six wards which are amongst the most deprived in England. In these areas, death from preventable causes, self-harm and obesity are above average.

Under pressure from the Greens, the Council has recently committed to go ‘net zero’ by 2030 and set itself the target of making the City ‘net zero’ target by 2040. Though worthy, these commitments exclude many sources of carbon emissions and are largely unfunded.

All species on Planet Earth are the life support for all others. Greens have long warned of the threat posed by the loss of species – a threat parallel with climate change. We need to do more locally to protect our flora and fauna.

COVID-19 turned the world upside down, rapidly followed by a cost of living crisis. These events have exposed the major weaknesses in our economic system and the deep-seated inequalities in our City. Invariably, it is the most vulnerable whom have suffered the most.