Elections 2017

Candidates for the parliamentary election 8 June 2017

Aylesbury Vale Green Party has selected candidates for the Aylesbury and Buckingham constituencies.

Coral Simpson is the candidate for Aylesbury

Coral Simpson

Coral has lived in Aylesbury Vale for most of her life. She volunteers with Girlguiding and the local rescued food café. Working in adult social care, she sees first-hand the lack of funding from central government and the impact it has. Coral has a school-age daughter and feels that the test driven education system empowers those who suit its methods but brands those who develop differently as failures - she believes all young people should have an opportunity to thrive.

Coral believes the Green Party is the only one that is truly working towards building a fairer society for everyone, one in which the NHS is well funded and managed, public transport is a real choice for the vast majority, all young people have better life-chances and the vulnerable are properly cared for.

Environmental and human rights laws are at risk due to Brexit and the Hunting Act faces being repealed if the Conservatives increase their majority. Coral wants to ensure that they are all protected and that everyone has a say on the final terms of Brexit in a ratifying referendum, as in all other elections we can change our minds and vote differently once policies become clear - the same principle should apply to Brexit. Coral will continue to press for proportional representation to ensure that in future elections, as in the referendum, every vote will count and matter wherever you happen to live, not just in a few marginal seats.

Coral will continue to oppose HS2, and believes that it makes economic sense to bring our existing railways back into public ownership to ensure the profits are spent on the service and to reduce fairs rather than line the pockets of shareholders and foreign governments. Coral would push for university tuition fees to be scrapped so that no-one is ever priced out of higher education.

Climate change will affect everyone - particularly the poorest nations of the world. The Green Party will ensure that the Government takes the issue seriously, support renewable energy and campaign to end fracking.


Michael Sheppard is the candidate for Buckingham

Michael Sheppard

A resident of Bletchley, I have worked with MacIntyre and Age UK in Milton Keynes. Much of my career was in the start-up, development and management of social enterprise employment projects. I am well known in North Buckinghamshire and am actively involved in promoting local energy solutions and locally grown food. I make presentations to schools on environmental science and climate change. I volunteer with my local farmers’ market and for the Milton Keynes Food Bank using my electric vehicle.  I believe it’s important to protect environmental laws following Brexit.

Michael Sheppard leaflet


Bucks County Council elections

List of Green Party candidates


Aston Clinton & Bierton                                 Coral Simpson

Aylesbury East                                              Andy Capjon

Aylesbury North                                            Colin Bloxham

Aylesbury North West                                   Huseyin Caglayan

Aylesbury South East                                    Nigel Foster 

Aylesbury South West                                   Mark Wheeler

Bernwood                                                      David Lyons

Buckingham East                                           Nicola Smith

Buckingham West                                          Elliot Settle

Great Brickhill                                                 Deborah Lovatt

Grendon Underwood                                     Clare Butler

Ivinghoe                                                        Johanna Wheeler

Stone & Waddesdon                                      Greg Smith

Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville            Tom Hodge


By-election for Aylesbury Vale District Council

Wendover & Halton                                        Tom Hodge



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