First ever Green on South Somerset District Council following Conservative defection

Councillor Charlie Hull has left the Conservative Party and joined the Green Party , becoming the first ever Green Councillor on South Somerset District Council. Charlie has represented Northstone, Ivelchester & St. Michaels Ward since his election in May 2019. local Green Party colleagues welcomed him this week into their “Green Team” and are very much looking forward to working with him.

Charlie says:

My family and I moved to a village near Somerton three years ago from the Midlands, due to a career promotion for my wife. I used to be a secondary school teacher (History and PE), but now work from home on a part-time, self-employed basis. I have also gained extensive school governance experience, both primary and secondary. Our two teenage children go to local schools in Langport and Street.

We are delighted we made the move. This part of the world is very special, not least due to the beauty of the local environment and the careful husbandry shown towards it by so many of our varied communities. It is their example that has finally prompted me to ‘make the switch’ and become a Green Councillor.

I recall reading the 2019 Green Party GE manifesto and finding myself nodding vigorously, paragraph by paragraph, as it became apparent that I profoundly agreed with almost every point. Finally, some transformational long-term solutions to THE biggest challenge we all face. I remain excited by the many proposals currently being refined and, as an educationalist, strongly sense that here is the party best placed to bring all the generations together in common endeavour; not least for ensuring optimum levels of happiness and well-being across South Somerset.

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