I moved to Bath in 2016 to study Creative Writing. I didn’t expect to find myself running as a Green Party candidate. I’d envisaged spending my life trying to get stories published, but now that I’m (belatedly) waking up to the severity of climate change, all other dreams and aspirations have had to take a back seat. BANES has recently committed itself to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. As a councillor you can expect me not to downplay the difficulty of this challenge. I will seek to widen democratic participation so that we can make these necessary tough choices together.