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Jonathan is married with two children who both attend Nevilleâ€™s Cross Primary. He graduated from Aberystwyth University with a degree in Environmental Biology at 1991. Jonathan moved to Durham in 1997 and worked for Councilâ€™s across the County in countryside and environmental roles, then as Sustainable Development Manager with Durham City Council. More recently, he has established a social company called Democratise dedicated to increasing local participation in decision making, and also works as a freelance ecologist. If elected he will dedicate his time and experience towards achieving outcomes for Durham that create social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits.â€œIâ€™ve lived in Durham City for the last 18 years where I met my wife Priscilla and we now have two children age 11 and 13 who attend Durhamâ€™s excellent schools. I love the City and have worked with Councilâ€™s for many years in roles connected with securing balance between economic development and the need to support the cityâ€™s community, rich history and environment that are so vital to our well being. Five years ago I left Durham County Council due to its abandonment of the idea that society, the economy and the environment should be considered as equal and interdependent. This is most blatantly evident in the Councilâ€™s emerging â€˜County Durham Planâ€™. I am standing for election in order to draw attention to the impacts of Labourâ€™s regressive plans for the City, and advocate an alternative and positive futureâ€�.
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(Past event) Friday 6 December 2019 18:30–20:00: Durham Churches Together election hustings, Durham Cathedral DH1 3EH.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Green Party candidate for the City of Durham
- 2019: The European Parliament (UK) elections, as the Green Party candidate for the North East
- 2017: The County Durham local election, as the Green Party candidate for the Trimdon and Thornley
- 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the City of Durham
- 2017: The 2017 Durham County Council local election, as the Green Party candidate for the Neville's Cross
- 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the Member of Parliament for City of Durham
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