Why should people vote for me?
Hannah Temple moved to Faversham three years ago and has since become deeply embedded in the community, acting as a Trustee at the Abbey Physic Community Garden and volunteering with local environmental and social initiatives in between her work in human rights. The married 33-year-old puts tackling the climate emergency at the top of her priorities stating that "the Green Party is the only one that has a costed, clear plan to deliver net zero emissions by 2030 and can be trusted to take the climate emergency seriously". Ms. Temple also wants to see more powers devolved to local authorities and people. She recently ran a People's Assembly in Faversham which allows community members to come together to discuss topics in a truly inclusive way. Speaking about the event she said "This is the future of politics. No one being talked at, and instead everyone's questions and ideas being heard."
She also wants more consideration to be given to housing development across the Kent countryside. She said "We all acknowledge that we need more affordable housing but this should not be done thoughtlessly, in contradiction to the government's own targets to reduce carbon emissions and at the expense of our wildlife and natural flood defences."
Hannah has lived in Faversham with her husband since 2010 and they have two primary aged children. Hannah is an award-winning business owner as well as a bar manager turned volunteer coordinator. She previously studied Archaeology and Classical History at the University of Reading. In May 2019 Hannah was elected to both Faversham Town Council and Swale Borough Council where she is the Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing. Hannah is an ardent campaigner on the environment and Vice-Chair of Faversham Town Council’s “Climate and Biodiversity Committee”. Hannah pressed for Faversham Council to declare a Climate Emergency and is part of the Cabinet that pushed for the same at Swale Borough Council. Hannah is a passionate animal rights campaigner. Until recently she volunteered at a local animal rescue. She often speaks to local groups about animal welfare and about reducing our impact on animal suffering through making simple changes in our lifestyle. A pro-European activist Hannah believes that we are better off as a nation within the European Union and that Brexit is damaging for our future.
Hannah hopes to bring some kindness and empathy back into politics, qualities which are desperately lacking today.
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