Guildford Labour have appointed Andy Giess as their first Climate Crisis Officer.
Andy will be responsible for liaising with other climate groups in Guildford and Surrey, interpreting national policy in the local context and looking at policy initiatives which can be fed back to the party nationally. He will also be keeping an eagle eye on the performance of the recently elected Guildford Borough Council and ensuring that they deliver on their recent promises to the electorate. All policies emerging from the new council will be subject to Andy’s intense scrutiny.
Andy has only recently moved to Guildford from Devon but is already engaged with many local groups and sees climate change as the key focus for all political parties.
Talking about his new role, Andy said: “This role is really important to me, but I recognise it will be a challenge. We need to seek agreement across the board on green issues, as by working together we can achieve much more”.