Real hope. Real change.

Monmouthshire – Ian Chandler

Ian was elected in 2022 as County Councillor in Monmouthshire and is the Cabinet Member for Social Care, Safeguarding & Accessible Health Services within the Labour-Green Coalition. Ian has a degree in chemistry, a masters degree in business, and worked for over 30 years in charities promoting international development, human rights and environmental protection.

Torfaen – Phil Davies

Phil is aged 29 and is local to Torfaen having been brought up in and still residing in the Oakfield area of Cwmbran. He has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in International Politics from Aberystwyth University. Phil is currently the deputy leader of Wales Green and is passionate about getting young people engaged with politics. He is also an active member of several community groups in Torfaen.

Newport East – Lauren James

In 2022 Lauren broke new ground for the Green Party, becoming our first ever councillor on Newport City Council in Shaftesbury, a long-time Labour safe seat. Former deputy leader of Wales Green Party, she champions equality and a fair future for all. She moved to Newport in 2014 after a period of homelessness and wants to give back to the community that helped her.

Newport West & Islwyn – Kerry Vosper

Kerry was active in her trade union at local, regional and national executive levels when she taught in Further Education. As someone who is particularly interested in the natural world Kerry has been the Treasurer for a Friends group on a local nature reserve and volunteered with Avon Wildlife Trust.

Caerphilly – Mark Thomas

Mark is 35 and lives in Caerphilly with his wife and children. He works as a therapist after qualifying from the University of South Wales and also manages an award winning, family run business. Mark has a long history in volunteering with both local and international charities.

Blaenau Gwent & Rhymney – Anne Baker

Anne lives in Blaenau Gwent and is currently studying Environmental Management and working part time in Health and Safety. She is a keen photographer and also volunteers with several local community groups.