Green and Independent Group Announces Candidates for the May 2021 Essex County Council Elections

14 January 2021

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The Green & Independent Group (G&I Group) will be standing a full slate of 8 candidates at the May 2021 Essex County Council elections.

For the 8 county seats in Braintree District, the Green Party will be standing candidates in 5 divisions and the Independents will contest 3 divisions.

The G&I Group currently holds 9 seats on Braintree District Council and forms the main opposition to the Conservatives.

2 G&I district councillors also currently sit as Essex County Councillors in the Non-Aligned Group at County Hall; James Abbott (Witham Northern) and Jo Beavis (Halstead) and they are both standing again to defend their seats.

The G&I candidate list is:

Cllr James Abbott Witham Northern Green
Cllr Jo Beavis Halstead Independent
Cllr Paul Thorogood    Braintree Eastern Green
Colin Riches Braintree Town Independent
Cllr Philip Hughes Witham Southern Green
Cllr Nick Unsworth Bocking Green
Michael Staines Three Fields with Great Notley    Independent
Cllr Mark Posen Hedingham Green


For further details, please contact:


Cllr James Abbott

G&I Group Leader


01376 584576

07951 923073


Published by James Abbott and promoted by Philip Hughes on behalf of Witham & Braintree Green Party and Green Party ECC candidates James Abbott, Paul Thorogood, Nick Unsworth, Mark Posen and himself Philip Hughes at 163 Honeysuckle Way, Witham CM8 2YD and promoted by the Independent candidates on behalf of themselves Jo Beavis, Colin Riches and Michael Staines




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