The Green Party candidates for Champion Hill ward in the Southwark Council elections on Thursday 3rd May 2018 are Michael Millar and Alex Howard.
Michael Millar is a retired NHS hospital doctor, who has lived in Camberwell for 18 years. His support for the Green Party comes from a desire to ensure that the natural world that our children inherit is rich and diverse, and that the potential to live well is not constrained by environmental damage. Cycling is his main mode of transport and he strongly supports further development of the cycling network in London. He continues to support medical research in a variety of ways and has become increasingly concerned about the relationship between inequality and ill health. He favours those social, housing and educational policies which help children develop their full potential, and which reduce inequality of opportunity.
Alex Howard has lived in Southwark for 20 years, in Camberwell and East Dulwich. Alex is a manufacturing systems engineer and management consultant, specialising in sustainability. He also runs a social enterprise, Engines for Good that seeks to promote retrofitted electric vehicles as a low cost, low carbon transport solution. Alex is committed to living sustainably and building green communities for all. He has school-age kids and is actively working with the new local secondary school, The Charter School, East Dulwich, promoting sustainability issues. He has campaigned for solar panels on local schools, and helps run monthly Play Street road closures. He is also a committed cyclist. Alex says: “Like many of us, I am shocked and ashamed at our country’s lurch to the far right; the Green Party is a truly progressive, inclusive party that seeks to address the biggest issues, which affect us all, locally and globally.”