The Green Party candidates for Chaucer ward in the Southwark Council elections on Thursday 3rd May 2018 are Winnie Baffoe, Phil Vabulas and Rebecca Warren.
Winnie Baffoe writes: "I am wife to Peter, mother to three delightful children. I attended Robert Browning primary school and St Saviour’s and St Olave’s secondary school. I am a community organiser for Mummies Republic (for Mummies by Mummies). Our work responds to central and local government legislation which is detached from reality and human need, particularly for our most vulnerable. If it is true that the home is where the heart is, then existing social policies have ignored our life source. Home life is a struggle where there is food poverty, home life is stifling where there is overcrowding, home life can be dangerous to health where repairs are stalled by
Phil Vabulas is co-chair of Southwark Green Party. A long-time campaigner on national and international issues with Amnesty and Liberty, Phil was brought into local politics when he heard about the shameful treatment of Heygate and Aylesbury residents. Since then he has supported campaigns on housing, helped prevent a homeless charity from being evicted and assisted Southwark residents with complaints about councillor behaviour. Phil works as an Educational Data Analyst, and has previously been an accountant for charities and schools. This has given him a forensic eye for detail, along with a mind for innovative solutions to problems - skills that are sorely lacking amongst current councillors. A passionate campaigner for feminism, BME and trans rights, Phil promises to ensure all council policies are designed in a way that benefits all people.
Rebecca Warren is an active Hounslow Green Party member who has worked in the public sector in Southwark since 2003. She supports Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth, and wants Southwark Council to improve education, fight NHS cuts and improve the lives of Southwark residents.