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June 18, 2021

Byron Greens announce council candidates

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Greens candidates for Byron Shire Council at the upcoming elections, L to R: Sarah Ndiaye, Jeanette Martin, Michael Lyon and current Mayor Simon Richardson. Photo Jeff Dawson
Greens candidates for Byron Shire Council at the upcoming elections, L to R: Sarah Ndiaye, Jeanette Martin, Michael Lyon and current Mayor Simon Richardson. Photo Jeff Dawson

The Greens will run a ticket of four candidates in the upcoming (September 10) Byron Shire Council elections.

Current Byron shire mayor Simon Richardson, standing again for a second term, will head up the ticket.

Michael Lyon, the general manager of Santos Organics for the past four years, is second on the ticket.

Joining them is Jeannette Martin,  a community development worker and secretary of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.

Ms Martin is also the founder of Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

Fourth on the ticket is Sarah Ndiaye, a high school teacher who is well known for her work in local radio at Bay FM and ABC North Coast, and her engagement in local community events.

‘Each candidate brings strong Green credentials to the team, with long histories of community involvement across important local issues including anti-CSG, chemical and plastic-free Byron, affordable housing, youth training and development, small business development, and affordable housing.

MayorRichardson said he was ‘thrilled to have such a fine team of local people standing up for a progressive future for Byron shire’.

‘The combination of professional experience, community-leading experience and rich personal experience ensures that our team will embrace the responsibility of being a councillor with humility, sensitivity and intelligence,’ Cr Richardson said.

‘For committed, talented and positive community leaders – who can steer Byron shire towards a future that embraces the challenges of change – while preserving the uniqueness of our community, look no further than the Green Team in 2016.’

You can meet all four candidates this Thursday evening, when Bob Brown presents a good old-fashioned ‘slide night’ at Mullum Civic Hall. This is a fundraiser for the Byron Greens

Council campaign. Tickets are $15/$20 and available at The Bookshop in Mullumbimby, Barebones Art Space in Bangalow, Santos in Byron, and at the door if not sold out.

Doors open at 6.30pm and light refreshments will be available.

More information is available on the Byron Greens Facebook page.


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    • You need to get back in there Tom Tabart.
      You write a better letter than most.
      You are too expienced to be left out.
      There is fight in you yet.

  1. What a brilliant group of people on the Greens ticket. Really hope they all get elected as I know they will bring strong values and integrity to our Shire. Go Greens!

  2. No Tom Tabert? It’s wonderful he’s not a candidate, otherwise it would have been back to the old divisive Council of the Barnham years.


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