Hove’s Green Party General Election Candidate Ollie Sykes

Ollie Sykes, The Green Party of England and Wales, photo by Alexander Sallons
Ollie Sykes, The Green Party of England and Wales, photo by Alexander Sallons

Brighton and Hove residents will go to the polls on December 12 to elect their Members of Parliament. For a full list of candidates visit our website.

Ollie Sykes, The Green Party of England and Wales, Hove

I am a Senior Project Manager for the Environment Agency and was a Green Councillor representing Brunswick & Adelaide ward for eight years.

With only ten years left to avert catastrophic climate change, this election is the most important in our history. Working in my day job on flood defences, I see the impact of climate change first-hand.

Greens are the only party offering truly radical action on the climate crisis. A Green New Deal for our economy will also help to address poverty and health issues in our cities, creating more sustainable housing and transport.

With my fellow Green councillors, I led our council to become the first in England to declare both a climate AND wildlife emergency. I also led our work on Brexit, so that our council was the first to call for a People’s Vote.

As Green Councillor for the Brunswick and Adelaide ward, I have lived in Hove for almost 20 years.

I love it here. Hove has such a strong sense of community. I’m proud that as councillor I helped save Hove Library from being sold off by Labour and saved over £700,000 for public services.

I believe we need to urgently reform our broken voting system. The result of the Brexit referendum tells us that so many people do not feel heard.

We need a proportional voting system that truly represents people’s views. In this election, my advice is: vote for what you believe in. Vote Green.