Debra Cooper Senedd 2021 4th List Candidate & Cardiff North Constituency Candidate
Debra has been a serving teacher, having taught in primary and in specialist provision. She taught in Grangetown for several years in the Specialist Resource Base and coached the rugby school team. Later she taught in Ely, both in the primary and SRB departments, and continued to coach rugby. She established an award winning school garden. Most recently Debra has worked as a tutor for Caerphilly with the Education Other Than At School service.
Debra is a past president of the NASUWT. She has contributed to the writing of the Green Party Education Policy, which illustrates the importance of developing the skills and knowledge that our future generation will need to understand the impact of Climate Change and develops our green strategy for a safe and secure future.
Debra believes that the Whitchurch hospital is a building of historical importance that has been neglected for years, and it should be repurposed into warm, safe homes, or a community asset.
Debra supports the rebuilding of the Velindre Cancer Hospital. Cancer care specialists are now suggesting that the hospital will be safer for patients if it is co located at the UHW. It is vital that these expert opinions are listened to and that the hospital is built without further delay.
Debra says 'The Northern Meadows are owned by the NHS so are a publicly owned asset. Green space is good for mental and physical well-being and the Meadows should be developed as a natural resource for local schools, residential autistic provision, the local hospice and the community of Cardiff'. Debra strongly believes that the government should hold Citizen’s Assemblies and listen to the community when major decisions are made.