As we are currently a sub-group of the Leicester Green party we have not elected a full range of officers to run the local party. The current plan is to build local support and form our own local party after the County elections in 2017.



Ian Stannage

Co-ordinator - Becky Nixon

Becky first joined the Green Party in 1989 as a student because she liked their commitment to social justice and was active at a national level and in parties in Hackney and Brighton.  She grew up in Harborough District and now has a daughter at Welland Park.  She is Director of Ideas to Impact, a consultancy practice that works with local voluntary and community and public sector organisations organisations to help people to work together and realise their ambitions.  On a voluntary basis, Becky recently lead the bid for the community to run Welland Park café as a local food hub and community space.  It was shortlisted by Harborough District Council although not successful, but Becky is committed to identifying other opportunities for the local community to work together make our town a great place to live for all.

Soo ChapmanLocal Contact - James Waddington

James became politically involved in the 1960s, first through CND and then in Central African liberation politics.  When he worked in further and higher education he was an active trade unionist and one-time member of the Labour Party.  He has come to both Market Harborough and the Green Party late in life, but is an enthusiastic supporter of both.

Election Agent - Tim Pearce


Soo Chapman Twitter Guru and blogger - David Green

David has lived and worked in the Market Harborough area for the last eight years; and is a national official with one of the UK’s largest teaching trade unions. He has always been interested in politics; first getting involved in green issues as a student. For many years David supported the work of campaign group Greenpeace, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he joined the Green Party. David spends his spare time with family and friends, listening to music, and enjoying vegetarian food.

Soo Chapman Web master - Darren Woodiwiss

Darren only formally joined the Green Party in December 2014. Having long longed for the opportunity to vote Green and being an Environmental and Sustainability activist he felt that the time had come to get involved at a political level.

Darren is the Co-founder of Transistion Town Market Harborough sustainability group. A partnership board member of Sustainable Harborough which was formed after he was part of a successful bid to win £1 million from the Big Lottery. A board member of edibLE16 which is a local food click and collect service and also a board member of Harborough Energy, a community renewable energy company.

He has three children that he is incredibly proud of and is motivated by fears for the world they will grow up in.