Green Party announces its Chichester candidates

Sarah Sharp with her big green cargo trike
Sarah Sharp with her big green cargo trike

CANDIDATES have been revealed to represent the Green Party at Chichester elections next year.

Residents will go to the polls in May to elect their district councillors.

The Chichester and Bognor Regis Green Party is running a drop-in session on Tuesday to meet its candidates for council seats in the Chichester South ward.

The meeting takes place in the Guide Hall, in Whyke Lane, from 5pm-8pm.

The three candidates are Sarah Sharp, Jasper Richmond and Thom French.

Mrs Sharp is the founder of ChiCycle and 20’s Plenty for Chichester, which was successful in seeing 20mph speed limits introduced into city residential streets.

She said she moved to Chichester in 1999 and got involved with the Whyke Residents’ Association.

Mr Richmond is a regional official in the Fire Brigades Unions and an operational firefighter for 25 years. He currently works as a training instructor.

He joined the Green Party after 30 years in the Labour Party.

The final candidate is Thom French, who was described by the branch as a ‘trade union activist’.

He represents the south east of England on the young green national committee.

Contact Mrs Sharp on 07789 843556 or, Mr Richmond on 01243 778291 or and Mr French on 07720 828323 or

The drop-in session is open to all, not just residents of Chichester South, anytime throughout the evening.

The candidates said they were eager to hear from residents so that they could take forward their issues during the coming months.