John Raine

John has been your Green District Councillor for more than seventeen years and was elected as a County Councillor in May 2013. He was previously a parish councillor in West Malvern for five years. John and his family have lived here for more than 38 years - their three children attended the local primary schools; Susan, his wife, teaches the piano locally, and he has been organist of his local church, St James’s, West Malvern, for some twenty seven years.

John's public service experience is complemented by his work at the University of Birmingham where he is Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies and a professor specialising in criminal justice and local government. He is a member of the Malvern Hills Conservators; serves on the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); and is a school governor at Somers Park Primary School (and previously Hanley Castle High School).  He is a trustee of Malvern Community Energy; a member of the founding group of ‘Malvern Welcomes Syrian Refugees’, and chairs the steering group that oversees the re-establishment of horticultural therapy for people recovering from mental health problems at Link Nurseries, Powick.

To contact John please call 01684 565052 or 07786 198332, or email him at

Click here to read John's 2017 County Council election leaflet

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Green Party Meetings

Malvern Hills Green Party monthly meeting Thurs 6th December 2018

Our next monthly meeting is the annual 'Seasonal Bring & Share Social' on Thurs 6th December 2018, 7.00pm at the Resource Room, Lyttelton Well, Church Street, Malvern WR14 2AY.

We start a little earlier than usual because of the dark (and possibly cold!) nights. There is always a warm welcome though, the room will be festive and perennial favourite mulled wine will be served as usual! Bring some food and share some seasonal joy with your fellow Greens.