Following on from his success in leading ‘Your Waverley’s’ bid to Declare a Climate Emergency Steve Williams has thrown his hat into the ring to stand as Member of Parliament for South West Surrey. If successful could this see the present incumbent, local entrepreneur Jeremy Hunt, spending more time he craves, with his family?
After leading ‘Your Waverley’s’ hugely successful listening exercise on proposed oil and gas exploration in Dunsfold recently, Cllr Williams has been chosen by the Green Party to stand in the next General Election for South West Surrey. The deputy leader of Godalming Town Council can be seen here on the link below- chairing the recent Listening Exercise.
Passionate about building progressive politics in our area he believes, “years of dominance by the Conservatives led to a view locally that things could never change – a view which was blown apart by the spectacular gains by Greens, Liberal Democrats and Labour in the recent local elections.”
We should add here that the Farnham Residents’ is not a political party, which is why it is not mentioned.
Steve is founder and chair of SW Surrey Compass, which has fostered collaborative cross-party working in the area since 2015. He is also a co-author with Susan Ryland, Penny Rivers and Louise Irvine of the book – A New Way of Doing Politics which tells the story of the 2017 general election in SW Surrey.