Glasgow Greens are once again standing a full list of candidates in the City.
Martha Wardrop is one of the co-convenors of the Green Group of Councillors. She has experience gained from employment in the Voluntary Sector and was first elected to the city council to represent the Hillhead ward in 2007. She is convenor of the Council’s Energy Working Group. She also serves on the Executive Committee and the Licensing & Regulatory Committee. Martha first moved to the area in 1988 as a student and now, lives at St. George’s Cross. She takes particular interest in the sustainable development, planning, heritage, recycling and works closely with residents and community organisations in the area.
Keiran Wild is standing in Canal ward. Kieran has had a varied career in Building Services Engineering and as an IT Technician prior to becoming a Councillor for Canal Ward. The Canal ward offers the contrast of the leafy North Kelvin to more neglected areas such as Possilpark. His interests include web design, desktop publishing and alternative energy
Dr Nina Baker has had a varied career as a merchant navy deck officer, research engineer and now as a part time university administrator. Married with two grown-up children, she has been in the Greens for over 22 years and takes a particular interest in recycling and food issues. She is councillor in the multimember ward of Anderston and City in Glasgow.
In East Renfrewshire, Grace McCarthy is standing in Uplawmoor, Neilston and Newton Mearns North. She is a parent who has lived in Newton Mearns for over 9 years. She says: “I love living here, it is a great place to work and to raise my family. When I returned to Glasgow after living south of the border for 17 years, I chose to live in Newton Mearns, close to the countryside, with cleaner air, safer roads and areas to play, yet within easy reach of the city and also the coast. However, like so many, I am concerned about the changes taking place.”