It would be easy to despair of politics these days, but with the country in crisis it matters more than ever who we elect to represent us. Less than a year after the first two Green Councillors were elected in Trafford, the council has declared a climate emergency and pledged to phase out both single use plastics and the use of glyphosate weed killer. Greens in the room make a real difference and will keep working to protect our local green spaces; improve air quality; demand decent social care and affordable homes; and take effective action on climate change. I have lived in Stretford for fifteen years and am raising a family here. What happens locally matters to me and I would be honoured to receive your vote in 2019.