'Activism and pressure groups have a vital role to play in democratising society but we also need councillors with enough influence to champion progressive policies that are fair and consider the environment.
'The UK has become more unequal over the past 30 years due to the major parties embracing neo-liberalism and individualism. I will articulate an alternative message in council and beyond which challenges the status quo and provides a voice that promotes the ‘common good’ which means a more equal, just, tolerant, and fair society for the future.'
Tony Rowell is also a District councillor for Priory ward.
'There are so many things we could improve in Lewes, like truly affordable housing, parking, employment conditions, childcare provision and access to a GP.
'Big changes are coming to the town; in North Street, Harvey's Depot, the Magistrate's Court. There is a sense of frustration with old-style politics and a vision of something better. I see that it is possible to make a difference and I have the energy and commitment to create change.'
'I have been employed in the public sector all my working life and believe that high quality public services which are accesible to all are fundamental to a sustainable and fair society.
'As a father of three, I am keen to create opportunities for young people to work and live in the town, ensuring Lewes retains its unique culture and remains a vibrant and diverse community.'
'I am a former teacher and currently work for the Alzheimer’s Society, my work for which involves getting disparate groups to move towards a common goal.
'My experience will help in listening to the public, working on local policy and helping achieve consensus to drive change.'
'I have been a Lewes town councillor for the past eight years and it has been an honour to represent both the party and my constituents.
'I believe that only the Green Party combines a commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice and that this ethos will bring a sorely needed new perspective.'
Susan Murray is also a District councillor for Castle ward.
'I have been proud to serve as a Lewes Town Councillor representing Castle ward for the last four years and am delighted to be able to continue representing Lewes residents at council and responding to the needs of our community.'
'I have worked in local government in professional and managerial positions and for 10 years in the Improvement and Development Agency, a central advisory agency for local government in England & Wales.
The Green Party’s philosophy which views social, economic and environmental issues as a whole and connective system rather than separate parts, runs to the heart of a way of thinking that I share and which I believe will bring benefit to all.'
'I have worked in further and higher education for 10 years and have a background in visual and performing arts and am currently Head of Academic Affairs at London Contemporary Dance School.
'As a town councillor I will work hard for the local community and its needs, always guided by the principles of equality, sustainability and fairness, democratically representing all Bridge ward residents.'
'I'm Chair of Glynde & Beddingham Parish Council and a member of Ringmer Parish Council.
'I'm public health professional, coach and mentor, with over 25 years experience of initiating, developing, managing and supporting organisations, projects and programmes in the co-operative, voluntary and public sectors. I'm a Director of Community Chef and I'm a founder and director of the Fuel Co-op.'