'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 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 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’m delighted to be on the Town Council. Whether you voted for me or not, I’m sure we share many of the same concerns and I will work hard for everyone. As a councillor and campaigner, I am focusing my energies on the delivery of low-cost housing, workspace for local businesses and green transport and energy solutions.'
'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.'
Johnny Denis is also a District councillor for Ouse Valley & Ringmer ward.