A District Councillor has left the Liberal Democrats and joined the Green Party as she fels this will help her support residents and fight climate crisis.

29 July 2019

Natalie Hume, a recently elected Lib Dem district Councillor for Loxwood, has
joined the Green Party and will continue to represent residents as a Green
 Chichester councillors
Natalie was one of many newly elected Councillors in May 2019, and will now be
joining Sarah Sharp and Heather Barrie, the other two Green Councillors at
Chichester District.

Since being elected, Sarah and Heather have worked hard to represent residents on
seven separate Committees and Panels and to hold the Council to account on its
Local Plan, notably making sure it meets its sustainable travel commitments. Sarah is
actively investigating residents' concerns with a local factory.

Natalie, now a Green Councillor for Loxwood, says "In my role as district councillor I am focused on protecting our local area,which involves mitigating the impact of climate change and otherenvironmental crises.  I stood as a Liberal Democrat in support of another candidate, and did not campaign actively on my own behalf. Now that I have been elected, I am committed to representing the ward with integrity and clarity, in keeping with my personal values. I feel my voice for Loxwood will be strongest and most effective from within the Green Party."
City and District Green Councillor Sarah Sharp says, ‘The Green Party is growing
locally and nationally and we welcome Natalie to the Green Party. Together we can
continue to work hard for local residents and stand up on issues that matter most to

As of today, 26 July 2019, the Green Party now has a total of three members on the
District Council.

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