May 15

Elected Councillors

Elected CouncillorsThe elected members of West Mendip Green Party.
Back row, left to right: Cllr Alyson Black (Deputy Mayoress of Glastonbury 2014/15), Cllr Chris Briton (Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Wells 2014/15), Cllr Jon Cousins (Glastonbury).
Front row, left to right: Cllr Gabriel Avalon (Glastonbury), Cllr Lindsay MacDougall (Glastonbury), Cllr Denise Michell (Deputy Mayor of Glastonbury 2014/15), Cllr Emma George (Glastonbury), and Cllr Paul Sander-Jackson (Glastonbury).
Missing is Kara Bryan who has been co-opted onto Street Parish Council.

May 15

Election Results

A very tired Jon Cousins shortly before the result of the Wells
Constituency count were announced in the General Election...
Cheddar Valley Gazette live broadcast 2015-05-08

The final results are in:

Well done to Jon Cousins for increasing the Green vote in the General Election to 2,331.  Gaining 4.1% of the vote; 3% more than 2010.

Jon narrowly missed becoming a Mendip District Councillor for Glastonbury St. Edmunds by 4 votes !

However, we have a fantastic 7 seats on Glastonbury Town Council - gaining minority-control!  And 1 on Wells City Council.  Those elected are:

Glastonbury Town Council:
Gabriel Avalon
Denise Michell
Paul Sander-Jackson
Jon Cousins
Alyson Black
Emma George
Lindsay MacDougall

Wells City Council:
Chris Briton

A big thanks to everyone who stood and to everyone who worked towards these results.

Several of us will be in the King Arthur in Glastonbury tomorrow from lunchtime onwards. Be good to see as many of you who can find the time to raise a toast to the WMGP.

May 15

Jon Cousins on why you should vote Green

Jon Cousins on why you should vote Green

(from Burnham-on-sea.com)


Jon Cousins is one of Glastonbury’s Green Town Councillors, Chair of Glastonbury Town Hall, and Prospective Green MP for Wells. A seasoned community activist, organiser, and green campaigner, he currently works with the co-operative movement in the UK and Europe.