WHAT ED’S ABOUT
Ed, 40, is originally from an old Sheffield family – but sadly moved south as a child, and grew up in different corners of the UK. He came to Leeds in the 1990s, and fell in love with the city on Day 1.
He’s lived, worked and volunteered around south and central Leeds for 16+ years, co-leading or supporting dozens of local projects, charities, and events. They include: Holbeck Viaduct, Beeston Festival, Hunslet Gala, Leeds Repair Café, Cross Flatts parkrun, schools and youth work, community camps, and hiking and sports programmes. (Click here for more info and examples.)
He also co-runs Leeds charity Together for Peace. And he’s previously done mentoring and advice work at the former Park Lane College, and for Leeds youth charity Everything Is Possible, and has worked in retail, pubs, and farming. He’s stood for the Greens in the local elections for this area since 2015 (and the Parliamentary election in 2017).
He likes footy, running, squash, cycling, cats, some dogs, films, coffee, and real ale. He considers himself a Christian, although is not a regular church-goer – and is massively inspired by people he knows of other faiths and none.
Last but not least, he’s married to Tania, with a cracking young daughter Emily (4) and son Alex (6 months).