Lian Pizzey - Election Agent and Smalley Parish Councillor
I came to Derbyshire in the 1990s to study Youth and Community Work at Derby University and have never left. I have since worked across the county in youth offending, children in care and substance misuse services.
Finally inspired to join the Green Party in 2014 as no-one else seemed interested in what I considered the key issues facing our communities. As was pointed out to me - "if not us, then who? If not now, then when?". I have served as a councillor on Smalley Parish Council since 2018.
Dave Wells - Amber Valley Borough Councillor
I moved to Amber Valley (Horsley Woodhouse) in the 1980s, and joined the Green Party in 1990, which was then, and still is, the only party telling the truth about the connection between the environment, social justice and the economy.
I was a founder member of Derby Recycling Action Group (before local authorities did recycling!) and of Belper Against Tesco Superstore in 2006.
After an Economics degree and working (briefly) as an accountant Dave was then a teacher for over 35 years, and worked with children with Special Needs for most of that time. Now retired, Dave is married with two grown-up children.