South Cambridgeshire Green Party

Green Party candidates for the 2016 South Cambs elections

On 5th May 2016, one third of the seats on South Cambridgeshire District Council will be up for election.  We are standing candidates in 12 wards, listed below.  If you want to get in touch with your candidate, please contact election agent Helen Stocks at

Bassingbourn - Simon Saggers 

Generations of Simon's family come from South Cambridgeshire.  Simon was brought up in Bassingbourn and returned, after working for a range of charities, to establish the Guilden Gate organic smallholding with his wife Jacqui. Simon has two children, George and Maddie.

"I joined the Greens because I wanted a real alternative to the main parties. The Green Party is facing up to hard issues honestly and offering common sense policies based on long-term thinking. Rather than voting for 'business as usual' please vote Green and play a part in creating a brighter, greener future for our children."


Bourn - Marcus Pitcaithly

Cottenham - Colin Coe 


Girton - Teal Riley

Teal Riley has lived in Girton with his family for 16 years and works in Cambridge at the British Antarctic Survey. He is a keen runner and cyclist and can often be found on the Girton allotments, where he has had a plot for 15 years. He organises the annual Girton 5km and fun run, which is held every July and is a popular local event.


Harston and Hauxton - Paul Evans

Histon and Impington - Darren Cotterell


Linton - Paul Richardson

I have lived in the Cambridge area since the age of six, growing up in Trumpington, and then when I started work, living in various places in the north of Cambridge.

I moved to Linton in 1999 with my wife, Linda and three sons, who at the time were all under 3. All three boys have been through the local education system, from pre-school to LVC, and have all moved on to take up places at FE colleges in Cambridge. 

Since leaving university (where I studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering) I have worked in a wide variety of IT jobs, and now I run a small healthcare software business from home.

Since moving to Linton and realising that such a great community spirit and living environment doesn't just happen by chance, I got heavily involved in various community activities. For the last 11 years I have either managed or coached the Aztecs football team that my twins played in. Now that the team has disbanded I have taken up a position as Treasurer.

I also have a strong interest in philosophical matters, and last year I co-founded the Linton Pub Philosophers; a group that meets fortnightly in the Dog and Duck. 

I am a volunteer Ward Assistant at Addenbrookes; a job that entails working for a couple of hours each week on a trauma and orthopaedic ward to ease the pressure on the staff by looking after basic patient needs such as getting drinks, running errands, or just spending time with any patients who are keen to talk.

As I have three generations of family living in Linton, (my mother, and both parents-in-Law live in the village), I have a good overview of the needs that all ages of people have and how well the village accommodates them, and where improvements can be made.


Longstanton – Sandra Archer

Sawston – Helen Stocks

The Shelfords and Stapleford - Sophi Berridge

Waterbeach – Mary Lachlan-Cope


Willingham and Over – Ellie Crane

I have lived in Cambridgeshire for 15 years, since coming to Cambridge as an undergraduate to study Natural Sciences.  I have worked on environmental and agricultural policy for a number of organisations, most recently the RSPB, and I'm currently taking a career break to do more campaigning and volunteering.  I have been an active member of the Green Party since 2012 because I believe that they are the only party with a positive, coherent vision for the future.


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