Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Press Release: Croydon Greens celebrate Ruth's resounding victory
Croydon Greens are celebrating one of their former residing members being elected onto Norwich Council. Ruth Makoff, who had lived in Shirley since she was two years old, received over 50 per cent of the vote in Wensum ward, Norwich on 1st May 2008, to be duly elected as one of the 13 Green Party councillors on that council (1). She is studying for PhD at University of East Anglia.
She went to Benson Primary, Edenham and Archbishop Tennison School. Her mother Judith, who still lives in Shirley, was thrilled upon hearing the news.
Ruth Makoff is now one of 13 Green Party councillors in Norwich that now form the official opposition.
Commenting on victory, Ruth said:
"I was extremely proud to have been elected as a City Councillor in Norwich. I will be joining a strong team of 13 Green Party councillors on Norwich City Council where we will be pushing for more affordable housing, a strong, sustainable transport system and a resource recovery park where waste can be recycled at a local level, boosting the local economy.
Residents in Norwich have experienced the benefits of having hard-working Green Party city councillors who keep in regular contact with residents all year round rather than simply at election time. They have seen our dedication in taking up local issues, from litter and anti-social behavior to campaigning to save our Post Offices from closure.
As the first "official opposition" Green group on a local council we are building on the growing numbers of Greens on councils up and down the country - including Brighton and Lewisham, and I see no reason why we should not soon see a Green councillor in Croydon."
(1) Election results
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