Sandwell Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that our candidate for Old Warley ward in the local election on Thursday 2 May 2019 is Bryan Manley Green.
Bryan gained a BA in Modern Languages at the University of Wolverhampton and puts it to good use running his translations company Alchemy Translations, based in Oldbury and serving Birmingham and the Black Country. He made his home in Oldbury nearly 25 years ago, being originally from Leeds.
When asked why he became a Liberal Democrat he said. “I’ve been a LibDem member for over a decade, and first became active when I heard that the British National Party might do well in the local elections, so wanted to do something about it. I can’t stand intolerance or injustice and want our society to be open and tolerant.
I’m also personally very passionate about the environment and would like the borough to have a target of becoming “carbon positive” – meaning we will eliminate the use of fossil fuels and support the generation of more renewable energy than we consume. Naturally, I want us to live in a clean society, so very much applaud any anti-litter campaigns.”
He added, “Though not strictly relevant to the local election, I’m delighted our party is at the forefront nationally in fighting for the people to have a rethink on Brexit. During my Modern Languages degree, I not only had the opportunity to live in Spain and France, but also wrote a long essay entitled “Should Spain and Portugal be allowed to join the EEC?” This gives me very strong views as to why our membership of the EU is so vital for our continent.”
We asked Bryan if there was anything interesting about himself that he wanted to share, “I’m very honoured to have been a Eurovision themed museum exhibit in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – the exhibit is currently being rested but hopefully it will soon be restored. I adore the competition because it brings people from across the globe together in song and was truly delighted when Australia joined in the fun, and look forward to a day when Japan, Chile and China also compete.”
Don’t forget to vote for your Libdem candidate on Thursday 2 May. They are:
- Bertram Richards in Newton
- Bryan Manley-Green in Old Warley
- Karl Renar in Abbey
- Rob Johns in Cradley & Old Hill
- Stephen Pimm in Great Barr & Yew Tree
Look out for more candidate profiles over the next few weeks.
We will be holding a Day of Action in Newton ward on Sunday 28 April, when we will be knocking on doors and delivering leaflets. Do come along and join us – if you are interested please let us know by emailing [email protected] and putting Action Day as the subject – we will send you the details. Don’t worry if you haven’t done this sort of thing before as we’ll pair you with someone who has some experience. The more people who take part the more people will know about Liberal Democrats in Sandwell!