11 November 2022
The Green Party of England & Wales has appointed BCP Green Party's Kate Salmon as its first ever paid Campaign Organiser for Dorset County.
Kate will start her new role on 22nd November, her time split equally between BCP Green Party's #MultiplyBCPGreens campaign for May 2023, and Dorset Green Party's preparations for the May 2024 Dorset Council election.
Kate will be joining the Green Party staff from an anti-poverty charity, and has previously worked as a sustainability officer for a university and for a council. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental & Energy Studies. Kate served as the unpaid Campaign Coordinator for Councillor Simon Bull and Councillor Chris Rigby's landslide election wins in Winton East in 2019 with 63% and 55% of the vote. She is also a former elected Chair & Coordinator of two local Green Parties, including the former South East Dorset Green Party. Most recently Kate has been energetically leading Green Party community work in the ward of Moordown, Bournemouth, the #1 Green target ward for the May 2023 BCP Council election.
Kate commented: "I'm really looking forward to working with the local parties in Dorset, supporting the excellent target campaigns for the local elections in 2023 and 2024. It's an exciting time for Green politics in Dorset - we have a real chance to double the number of Greens elected to the county's local authorities over the next 18 months. And we know what a difference that would make towards tackling the climate emergency and building a fairer, more sustainable community in Dorset.
"Let's get more Greens into the Council chambers where decisions affecting all of us are made!"
Before starting her new Campaign Organiser role, Kate will be the Green Party speaker at the COP27 Global Day of Action event next to Bournemouth Pier, this Saturday 12th November.