“Grown up politics” for Bicester as Greens forge co-operation with independent councillor for local elections

Robert with Cllr Nick Cotter

At a time when political uncertainty and division have never been greater, two potential rival candidates in Bicester have pledged support for each other in the forthcoming local elections.

Green party candidate for Bicester East, Robert Nixon, will campaign alongside Cllr Nick Cotter to provide a stronger voice for the people of Bicester at Cherwell District Council on issues such as improvements to public services which vulnerable residents rely on.

Robert and Nick will both be standing in the forthcoming Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council elections.

Robert and Nick will both be campaigning for:

  • A stronger and more effective opposition to the Conservatives’ unhealthy large majority on Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council;
  • Stronger environmental building standards for new developments, improvements to local health services and transport links;
  • Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council to declare a climate emergency.

Green Party candidate for Bicester East, Robert Nixon, said: “I am in agreement with Nick on many issues and we intend to practise “grown up politics” in order to elect a wider range of voices to Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council. We will be more representative of the diverse political views of the people of Bicester. We have many issues and policies that unite us. I am thrilled to be working with Nick in the interests of the town.”

Independent candidate for Bicester South and Ambrosden and current Bicester Town Councillor Nick Cotter said: “I have been involved in local politics now since my family and I moved to Langford Village in 2001. I was Elected to the Town Council (BTC) in 2003 and have been on the council ever since. Our town is under huge pressure in regard to residential and warehouse developments. I know that Robert, if elected would be a great campaigner working with me for the benefit of all the people of Bicester.”

A recent by-election result in nearby Haddenham and Stone saw the Green party overturn a large Tory majority with over 50% of the vote. Perhaps indicating a shift in public feeling towards the need for something different.

Notes

  • By election win for Greens: https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/emphatic-win-for-green-party-in-haddenham-by-election-1-8840029
  • Green Party candidate for Bicester East, Robert Nixon: Robert has lived in Bicester for over 17 years. He’s currently a student at Oxford Brookes University studying Computer Science and he also works in the software industry. Telephone: 07557 023792. email: robert@robertnixon.net
  • Independent candidate for Bicester South and Ambrosden, Nick Cotter: Nick is active in communities across Bicester from the London Road rail crossing part of the town, to Langford Village where he is Involved in Issues including the Graven Hill roundabout development, to Kingsmere - Vendee’ Drive roundabout reconstruction, and in Ambrosden speculative housing development applications which he has recently successfully opposed. Telephone: 07885 808580. email: nickdnl@aol.com
Written on March 21, 2019