Douglas has supported the Greens for the last few years in Central ward and now lives in Kelham Island. He has also been active as the Green Party’s Policy and Campaigns Officer.
He says, “I became involved with the Green Party because it was an opportunity to use my skills to make people’s lives better. Small-scale practical actions can get real results that make a big difference.”
In his day job, Douglas is a legal caseworker with a local firm of solicitors, using the law to help disabled people get access to services. Previously, he worked at the council’s Housing Aid Centre, preventing people losing their homes, and at Sheffield Law Centre developing discrimination law. One of his successes was legal action to reverse the cuts to disabled people’s bus passes in 2014.