Lowestoft Green Councillors

David Youngman

I am a Green Party Councillor representing St Margaret's East Ward on Lowestoft Town Council. I sit on three Committees - Finance and Governance, Personnel and also Climate Emergency where my knowledge of, and expertise in, environmental issues have been helpful with meeting the government's carbon neutral targets.

I have lived in Lowestoft for 34 years, with my wife and 3 children. I have been working in management positions in the retail sector since 2002. My experience in this area helps in supporting small independent businesses.

David Youngman & Peter Lang

Peter Lang

I am a Green Party Councillor representing Elmtree Ward. I sit on the finance committee of our newly formed Town Council. I am also involved in other community organisations working around in and around our town.

I have lived in Lowestoft for 34 years. After moving from London with my parents, I managed a cycle shop in Oulton Broad and more recently I have been working in a customer service role with the local authority, having previously been on committees for Lowestoft BMX club and Gorleston Football Club.

This is my first appointment as a Councillor, and I am keen to bring a greener, sustainable outlook to the Town Council and to Lowestoft. I will bring a fresh outlook and support to all in Elmtree ward and if I cannot help I will do my best to find the right person who can help. I feel with the merger of Waveney and Suffolk Coastal into East Suffolk DC it is important we have a local Town Council for the people of Lowestoft to have a voice.

You are welcome to join us come to our open meetings, or join one of our projects. To join our group please add your email at: lowestoftgreens@gmail.com

Lowestoft Greens

Lowestoft Greens group covers a huge area of not only Lowestoft town (population approx 50,000) but also the surrounding areas from Pakefield, Kirkley, Oulton Broad, Kessingland, Gunton and Carlton Colville (a total of around 73,000).

The first Green councillor, Peter Lang, was elected on Lowestoft Town Council in 2017 for the Elmtree Ward. In 2019 David Youngman joined Town Council as a Green Party candidate for the ward of St Margarets East. At the District elections David took 23.4% of the vote share for the ward of Gunton & St Margarets which was primarily a Labour controlled ward.

Our Success with Climate Emergency

In June 2019 the two Green Town Councillors initiated a motion to Lowestoft town Council to declare a Climate Emergency. This got passed by the Council and the Town council became the first town council in Suffolk to declare an emergency. We still have representation on the council's Climate Emergency Committee which ensures that we feed into how the council moves forward.

From Town to District to County to Parliament

Although the Lowestoft Green movement is still fairly new it had a previous history of activity in the town, and it has flourished in the last 3 years. We are determined to return a Green District and County councillor in the future elections by campaigning on issues that matter to the electorate, through open, honest and transparent grass roots democracy.

Our plans for 2021 include:

     safer roads
     better speed restrictions in built up areas of the town
     promoting better cycling provisions
     better use of our open spaces and protecting our beautiful surrounds.

You are very welcome to come join in.
To find out more please email dyoungman38@gmail.com

Press releases and news archive

Gunton & St Margaret's District Election Leaflet 2019

For an impressive archive of all that the Greens have done since 2010. click here