Mendlesham’s Green Party district councillor appointed to LGA role

Andrew Stringer
Andrew Stringer

Mendlesham’s district councillor Andrew Stringer has been appointed to a role with the Local Government Association (LGA).

Mr Stringer has been appointed as a substitute to the Improvement and Innovation Board.

Ever since the Green Party was first represented on the district council we have felt that government needed to hear loud and clear when their policies could be improved in practice locally or were failing to work at all

Andrew Stringer

He is joined by another district councillor, Rachel Eburne, also of the Green Party, who represents the Haughley and Wetherden ward, and will be a substitute to the Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board.

They will both serve for the 2016/17 year.

The LGA is a politically-led cross party organisation that works on behalf of councils to “ensure local government has a strong, credible voice” with national government.

Mr Stringer said: “Ever since the Green Party was first represented on the district council we have felt that government needed to hear loud and clear when their policies could be improved in practice locally or were failing to work at all.

“Now Rachel and I have the opportunity to spell this out at the national level and look forward to these new responsibilities.”

They join Suffolk County Councillor Mark Ereira, of the Tower division in Bury St Edmunds, who is already a member of the Community Wellbeing Board, who will be continuing in that role for a further year.

The three Green Party councillors are the only councillors from Suffolk currently serving on national LGA Policy Boards.