Finn Jensen - Green Party Candidate for Skircoat Ward May 2019
I do paid work for Power to Change, a charity with £150 million that helps setting up community businesses. However, most of my time is spent doing voluntary work. Twenty years ago we set up Blackshaw Environmental Action Team (BEAT) which is still running and which led in 2012 to the creation of Pennine Community Power (PCP) (where I am a director). PCP has set up a community owned wind turbine, put solar panels on a school, etc.
I am on the panel of Calderdale Energy Future along with public & private sector representatives and community groups.
I am involved in Together We Grow, which supports refugees and asylum seekers, and in Calderdale Compass, which campaigns to get a voting system with proportional representation and an electoral alliance between parties to achieve this.
Among my interests are also gardening, walking, classical music, yoga and reading.
I have lived in Calderdale for 25 years, the first 4 years in Todmorden and then 21 years in Blackshaw Head. It is a lovely place for walking, has a rich cultural life and a lot of good community groups.
My three main priorities are:
1. to see a fairer electoral system with some form of proportional representation
2. to address environmental issues like climate change and air pollution on a much bigger scale and much faster, and
3. to tackle social injustices, like growing poverty and inequality.
I am the chair of Calderdale Green Party and you can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election Candidates May 2nd 2019
Brighouse – Kim Atkinson
Calder - Alan McDonald
Elland - Barry Crossland
Greetland and Stainland - Mark Mullany
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe - Martin Hey
Illingworth and Mixenden - John Nesbitt
Luddendenfoot - Kieran Turner
Northowram and Shelf - Elaine Hey
Ovenden - David Booth
Park - Derek Sykes
Rastrick – Kate Sweeny
Ryburn – Freda Davis
Skircoat - Finn Jensen
Sowerby Bridge – Verity Curtis
Todmorden - Angharad Turner
Town - Polly Jack
Warley - Katie Witham