The Green Party candidates for Rotherhithe ward in the Southwark Council elections on Thursday 3rd May 2018 are Colin Boyle and Roger Manser.
Colin Boyle has lived in Rotherhithe since 2002, and as soon as he moved here he knew that it was where he wanted to settle and bring up a family. A qualified accountant, Colin leads the delivery of complex IT programmes for the public sector, and this knowledge and experience will enable him to hold Southwark Council to account. “London is changing fast, and the vast development planned for Canada Water will shape our area forever. I absolutely support redevelopment, provided it is the right scale and mix to deliver jobs and a sustainable community, and is supported by the right infrastructure. I believe development should be led by the community, and that Green councillors will be strong, local advocates that Rotherhithe needs at this crucial time.”
Roger Manser retired to Rotherhithe from Lewisham in 2012. His main concern is fighting air pollution as it impacts the elderly. This could include many more strategic footpaths, tree planting, and reducing - wherever possible - the volume of local traffic, particularly diesel vehicles. In recent years, he has been working to see London as a national park city, and campaigning for Britain to meet - equitably - its climate change obligations. Previously he was a journalist, covering the UK and global steel industry. He has also worked in Malawi (as a VSO agricultural economist), Switzerland (lobbying the United Nations on human rights), and Poland and China. His other interests include walking.