Parish Councillor for Stanstead St Margarets and Prospective County Council Candidate for Ware North
Nicholas Cox has lived in Stanstead St. Margarets for thirty years and sits on the Parish Council. His twin daughters have grown up so he lives at home with Alison, his wife of 34 years and their 4-year-old blue roan cocker spaniel, Alfie.
Nick was involved in the Hoddesdon incinerator campaign from its inception. He’s a long-standing member of Greenpeace and a life member of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
He is a leading authority on sustainable refrigeration and air conditioning and has provided refrigerant environmental impact assessments to blue chip clients, the UK government and EU.
My platform will be based on the following aims of the Green Party:
- The climate Emergency – act now! The county council must divest its pension fund from climate destroying companies.
- Reforming Local Democracy – the progressive parties must work together to end the Tory stronghold over our county
- Saving our Green Belt, parks and open spaces – I will work to minimise and try to reverse green belt losses across the county in particularly north and east of Ware
- Air Pollution – particularly Ware High Street
- Social justice – particularly affordable and social housing
I joined my local parish council and the Green Party in order to fight the Conservative plans for a municipal incinerator on our doorstep. We won that battle even though the local Green Party was just a small group meeting in the rooms above the White Horse in Hertford once a month.
We are now a professional organisation with councillors at parish, town and district level and we are making a difference.
The next step is to win representation on the county council, which is why the election on Thursday 6th May is so important to us.