Golden Valley South by-election – thanks from Jeremy Milln

Letter to Hereford Times 21 September 2017

 

Poll thanks
TO everyone who voted (or considered voting) Green at the Golden Valley South by-election on September 7, thank you.
We did well, more than doubling the Green Party vote share since the June General Election (this constituency) beating Labour, whose share fell to less than half.
It’s a huge ward and slow going by foot and bicycle, so apologies to those whom I failed to meet.
Cheers to everyone who I did, for my reception was always gracious and patient.
The Green Party stands for fairness, neighbourliness and community, the ingredients of social justice. And also for intelligent stewardship of our environmental capital so that livelihoods may be sustained and the special qualities of this beautiful area are understood and cared for.
In Peter Jinman, an able representative on Herefordshire Council has been elected and am happy to congratulate him on the achievement.
As an adviser to the present government Peter Jinman apparently declined an approach to stand for the Conservatives, leaving us to wonder where, as an ‘Independent’, his leanings may lie.
I urge him therefore to support the Green group on the council and to allow its principles to guide his oversight of the Neighbourhood Plans produced recently by the four parish groups of the ward.
JEREMY MILLN
Green Party Candidate
Golden Valley South Election

Greens progress in Golden Valley by-election

Jeremy Milln polled 10% of the vote in the 7th September by-election and came fourth, beating Labour. Conservatives slumped from 1364 votes in 2015 (66% of the vote) to 254 (24%).

Jeremy said,

“To everyone who voted (or considered voting) Green at the Golden Valley South by-election on the 7th September thank you. We did well, more than doubling the Green Party vote share since the June General Election (this constituency) beating Labour, whose share fell to less than half.

It’s a huge ward and slow going by foot and bicycle, so apologies to those whom I failed to meet. Cheers to everyone who I did, for my reception was always gracious and patient. The Green Party stands for fairness, neighbourliness and community; the ingredients of social justice. And also for intelligent stewardship of our environmental capital so that livelihoods may be sustained and the special qualities of this beautiful area are understood and cared for.

In Peter Jinman, an able representative on Hereford Council has been elected and am happy to congratulate him on the achievement. As an adviser to the present government Jinman apparently declined an approach to stand for the Conservatives, leaving us to wonder where, as an ‘Independent’, his leanings may lie. I urge him therefore to support the Green group on the Council and to allow its principles to guide his oversight of the Neighbourhood Plans produced recently by the four parish groups of the Ward.”

Full results:

Sept 2017

Peter Charles Jinman, Independent 462 votes

Cole, Simeon Wood Cole, Conservative 254 votes

Richard Baker Independent 152 votes

Jeremy James Milln, Green 109 votes

Anna-Maria Coda, Labour 104 votes

TOTAL VOTES CAST 1081, TURNOUT 40.5%

May 2015

Graham John Powell, Conservative 1364

Jessica Louise Smith, Green 357

Ellen Louise Pawley, Independent 351

TOTAL VOTES CAST 2072, TURNOUT 79% (coincided with General Election)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Milln standing in Golden Valley South By-election

The by-election on 7th September for this County Council ward follows the resignation of Graham Powell (Cons). Jeremy’s campaign leaflet will be hitting the streets very shortly. In it he says:

I’m a self-employed conservation archaeologist from Hereford with children at the Sixth Form College and the Steiner Academy. Locally I’m secretary of the Longtown & District Historical Society and lucky enough to have many friends here. Since I have no vested business or property interest in the ward, my concerns are purely for its people, and for this beautiful and ancient landscape. The Green Party stands for social justice, fairness, equality and care for environment that we may live in happiness together.

If elected I would work hard for:

  • the four parish groups in the Ward (Abbey Dore, Ewyas Harold, Longtown and Vowchurch) with the implementation of their Neighbourhood Plans
  • decent broadband coverage especially in Craswall and St Margarets where many businesses are still disadvantaged by slow speeds
  • affordable housing for local people, enabled perhaps by setting up a Ewyas charitable trust as a means of sharing skills and resources within the community
  • hill farmers concerned about their livelihoods in a post-Brexit world and the opportunities for sustainable diversification
  • our excellent local primary schools, outdoor education and the Mountain Rescue Centre
  • the life of our landscapes and wildlife and the conservation of the historic places we love — especially of our castles, places of worship and our public houses (not necessarily in that order!)

jeremy.milln@gmail.com
tel 01432 357085 mob 07779 034457

This is a great opportunity to strengthen Green Party representation on the County Council. If you can help in any way with the campaign, please get in touch.

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thumbnail of Jeremy Milln leaflet A REV1