Jennyfer Barnard wass a candidate for Park & Arbourthorne Ward in the 5th May 2016 council elections.
Jennyfer is a civil servant. A former Labour party Election agent and Campaigns Co-ordinator, she has been involved in politics for the past 26 years. Born and raised in Sheffield, she is married with two children. Her husband Steve stood against Nick Clegg in Hallam constituency in the recent General Election. They live on the border with Gleadless valley ward. She has been a Green party member for the past eight years and is a former school governor at two primary schools, and Chair of a Community Nursery.
Jennyfer believes in leading by example. She either walks or uses public transport to get around and believes in shopping locally to help to support the local economy and keep money within the area. She recycles and reuses as much as possible, composts and gardens organically.
Having broken her leg and dislocated her foot in an accident in 2011, Jennyfer has direct user experience of the NHS, and believes that it should not be privatised and should remain within Government control.
Green alternatives for the city
Nationally, the Green Party campaigns to save public services and against further privatisation whereas Labour are now committed to similar cuts to the Tory/Lib Dem coalition government. In Sheffield, we proposed an alternative Council budget to save libraries and protect care for the most vulnerable. Greens continue to campaign for citywide 20mph speed limits on residential roads (except main routes), and for more energy saving and renewable energy measures to provide jobs and reduce fuel bills.
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