Candidate for Torbay
Sam was Green Party PPC for Torbay at the 2010 & 2017 general elections and mayoral candidate in 2011. He grew up in Totnes, Brixham and Paignton. He coordinated the successful Residents Saving Victoria Park (RSVP) campaign and was active in successful resident-led campaigns which have protected precious local green spaces from destruction, in Churston and Collaton St Mary.
With the Brixham Residents Against Tesco Supermarkets (BRATS) he successfully defended local independent businesses from unnecessary supermarket development in Brixham and was also one of the Green Party activists who worked for many years with various local and national NGOS on an alternative to the destructive South Devon Link Road.
He is a member of the Paignton Neighbourhood forum, a native tree seed collector for the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew Gardens and a long standing vegan and animal rights campaigner. Sam served nine years in the Royal Marines and is a life member of CND, the Permaculture Association, Buglife and many other NGOs/charities. He is a Chiropractic, and Renewable Energy, graduate and also a qualified pilot (a privilege no longer exercised due to environmental concerns).
He is currently the convenor of upcoming local charity The Friends of Little Blagdon Farm working to stop the sale of a 46-acre publicly-owned organic farm and secure land-rights for the community in rural Paignton. His political interests include de-growth, land-reform, energy and re-localisation.
Email Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org