Candidate for Banbury

Ian Middleton

Green Party General Election Candidate

Ian is an ethical entrepreneur and writer who was born in London, grew up in Kent and moved to Oxfordshire with his partner in 1993 from where he co-founded and ran a national chain of jewellery stores for over 20 years. He now runs a business selling vegan lifestyle products online and works as a retail analyst and ethical retail consultant.

A regular columnist for two national retail magazines, Ian also writes for Huffington Post and has contributed commentary for print and new media, as well as speaking about business and the environment on TV and radio.

He campaigns on human and animal rights, local planning, ethical business and independent retail. He is a member of the Oxford For Europe group campaigning to keep us in the EU and a founder member of the No Expressway Alliance, opposing the construction of the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway. Locally he has been a vocal critic of Cherwell Council's plans to build extensively on protected green belt land.

Ian was elected in 2019 as the first ever Green councillor on Cherwell District Council as well as being elected to two parish councils in Yarnton and Kidlington.

He stood in both the 2015 and 2017 general elections in Banbury and has been involved in many local campaigns, not least the save the Horton hospital campaign and countywide actions to protect green spaces.

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