Helen Woodsford-Dean is a resident of Harray and has lived there with her husband since 2009. Before moving to Orkney, Helen taught archaeology in a Further Education college in Hampshire. Since moving to Orkney, she has continued to teach and encourage community archaeology and has also worked in the heritage sector; she currently works as a self-employed tourist guide and Celebrant. In previous years, Helen has volunteered as a tutor at The Learning Link and served on the board of the Orkney Archaeology Society, editing their newsletter. Helen is committed to Green policies because of their inherent fairness to all members of society and their respect for the environment.

Helen Woodsford-Dean said:

“I want to give voters an opportunity to vote Green. I seek transparency and fairness at all levels of government in Orkney. If elected, I would serve my community, not wield power. I believe that a more equal and fairer society is possible and desirable.

“I want OIC to develop our infrastructure in a sustainable and achievable way. I want every member of our community to be supported and to feel a valued part of Orkney society. Orkney has tremendous potential, not least in its tourism and renewables sectors, but these benefits need to felt by all members of the community.”