Our Local People

The Green Party of England & Wales is represented Nationally at every level of Government.

You can find out more about key individuals - looking out for your interests - within your local party here.

Andrew Stringer,

Councillor for Mendlesham Ward

Andrew Stringer

The first ever elected Green Party District Councillor in Suffolk, Andrew was elected in the Mendlesham Ward back in 2003. He represents the villages of Mendlesham, Cotton and Wickham Skeith.
He has been re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015 with a majority over all other parties.
Andrew has been a Suffolk County Councillor since 2009, and now leads a group of 12 Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent councillors.
More information on Andrew Stringer



John Matthissen,

Councillor for Onehouse Ward

John Matthissen
First elected to Mid Suffolk District Council in 2007.
Re-elected, with an overall majority of 55% of the vote, in 2011, and 56% in 2015. Representing the villages of Onehouse, Great Finborough, Buxhall, Harleston and Shelland.
Served as a member of the Planning Committee throughout this period, as a member of the former Environment Policy Panel several times, and, for four years, as Vice-Chair of the Scrutiny Committee. Also spells on Licensing and Audit committees.
More information on John Matthissen

Rachel Eburne,

Councillor for Haughley & Wetherden Ward

Rachel Eburne

First elected to the District Council in a by-election in March 2010, since re-elected uncontested in 2011 and 2015;
Rachel has a history of environmental campaigning.
Working on local committees supporting community initiatives, such as provision for wildlife areas, local footpaths - as well as many others.

More information on Rachel Eburne


Sarah Mansel,

Councillor for Elmswell Ward

Sarah Mansel

Elected Green Party District Councillor for the Elmswell and Norton ward in 2011, supporting the three communities of Elmswell, Norton, and Tostock. Sarah was re-elected in 2015.
Currently working as an instructor for Bikeability, the national programme or cycle training, and as an exam marker.

More information on Sarah Mansel

Keith Welham,

Councillor for Stowupland Ward

Keith Welham

First elected in 2015, representing Stowupland and Creeting St. Peter. In 2018 Keith was elected to Chair the Scrutiny Committee.
Keith has been a Parish Councillor since 2002, and is currently serving his second term as Chairman.
Among many other community activities, he co-ordinated the 2013 and 2014 ‘Music on the Green’ events. He remains active locally as a Good Neighbour volunteer; a member of the group that produces Telstar, the village magazine; and also helps with the maintenance of public footpaths and play area equipment.
As Stowupland Parish Council’s Chairman, he has spoken out against proposals for a large housing development in the village.



Anne Killett, 

Councillor for Barking and Somersham ward

Anne Killett

Our most recent Councillor, elected on June 2nd, Anne won a well-deserved though close victory over Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour opponents. The win, although by only 2 votes after a recount, was reflective of a strong committed local candidate with a large and enthusiastic support group behind her.

More information on Anne Killett



 Councillor group on Suffolk County Council

Town and Parish Councillors

Linda Baxter,

Stowmarket Town Councillor for Chilton Ward

Linda Baxter



Miles Row,

Stowmarket Town Councillor for St. Peter’s Ward

Miles Row


Gareth Betts-Davies,

Stowmarket Town Councillor for Stow Thorney Ward

Gareth Betts-Davies


Meetings & Events

Next Meeting April 9th at Cafe 52 7pm refreshments for 7.30pm start

- Mid Suffolk meetings generally held at Cafe 52, Crowe Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL

7:30 PM

Post-election meeting Tuesday May 14th - venue to be confirmed

- Meetings occasionally held in Woolpit, Eye, Stowupland and Needham Market.
All Members and well-wishers welcome.

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