The Green Party candidates for Dulwich Village ward in the Southwark Council elections on Thursday 3rd May 2018 are Bill Chidley and Gulnar Hasnain.
Bill Chidley has been a resident of East Dulwich for 5 years, and has been a Green Party member for over 20. He has volunteered in various roles for the Green Party at local and London level in roles from canvasser to candidate, and has worked for former Green Party MLA Noel Lynch at City Hall. He is a well known London cycle activist and blogger, and has campaigned to reduce deaths caused by lorries for over 20 years. He is a great admirer of the work on road danger reduction of former Southwark councillor Jenny Jones, seeing Jenny’s work as contributing enormously to the quality of life of Londoners. He believes that the health problems caused by poor air quality are Southwark’s hidden health epidemic, and would actively and vigorously campaign for the council to radically reduce road traffic around the borough’s schools. He also believes that only if there are safe, segregated routes for cycling will the suppressed demand for cycling in the borough be met. He will therefore encourage the council to build on the success of the Mayor’s Cycle Superhighways and extend the network onto the borough’s roads. Bill, as the son of a London copper, also thinks that we need more police on the streets, and will campaign to reverse the cuts in police numbers and funding.