Ellie Chowns, the Green Party candidate in the current Herefordshire Council by-election is working hard to reach voters and win back a seat formerly held by the Greens.
Ellie is standing for election at Bishop’s Frome & Cradley, a large rural ward which straddles the A4103 Hereford to Worcester Road around Fromes Hill.
For many years, even before Herefordshire Council was set up, the area was represented by Councillor Guy Woodford, a ‘founding father’ of the Ecology Party/Green Party. In 2007 under the slogan ‘Vote Blue, Get Green’ the Conservatives mounted a successful campaign to unseat Guy.
Guy, 82, who lives in the ward at Acton Beauchamp and teaches art at Malvern Hills College has come out of ‘political retirement’ to help the Green Party regain his old seat.
“Ellie Chowns is like a breath of fresh air,” said Guy. “She is very high energy and in her element when she is talking to residents. She will make an excellent local councillor.”
Said Ellie: “I am really enjoying chatting to voters on the doorstep. It’s been very encouraging – lots of people of all political backgrounds are planning to vote Green in this election because they like what we stand for!”
Ellie is competing with Tory, Lib Dem and Labour candidates. Polling takes place on Nov 23.