EU elections are now definitely on for 23rd May and the Green Party campaign is proudly standing up for free movement, for gold standard climate action and for the rights of all Europeans in these democratic and proportional elections.
As Green MEP for London, Scott will continue the great work that Jean Lambert has done as London’s Green MEP over the past 20 years on Environmental and Social Justice and Peace.
Scott says ‘The Green Party have a great team of robust people who are keen to eradicate the nonsense in politics today in order to save our planet. Our democracy is failing; we have two main parties still wedded to economic growth; the gap between rich and poor is frankly disgusting; peoples’ human rights are being violated. We don’t have time for compromise or distractions.’
His immediate priorities are: Revoke article 50 and remain in the UK &/or campaign for a Peoples’ Vote.
2. Gulnar Hasnain
Gulnar has stood twice as Parliamentary Candidate in Vauxhall, one of the largest Remain constituencies in the country. She will represent the views of all Londoners and through our EU campaign will:
Campaign for a People’s Vote and take our message to the heart of the country and the EU
Fight against the hostile environment for refugees and migrants.
Protect the rights of our young people and future generations by keeping up the pressure on tackling Climate Change and securing our Environmental Protections.
3. Shahrar Ali
Shahrar stands for the Politics of Equality, Accountability, Survival. For the EU his priorities are:
Putting the climate emergency front and centre of everything we do. As your Green MEP, Shahrar will speak out – unapologetically – across London and beyond to get us on a war footing. He has promoted energy efficiency, campaigned against incineration and fracking, and is a founding signatory to Extinction Rebellion.
Fighting poverty and discrimination. Shahrar is a regular speaker at anti-racism demonstrations and was part of the successful campaign to bring home Guantanamo detainees. He launched the first BME election manifesto in Brick Lane and campaigned against race-based policing, UKBA raids, racist van slogans and the hostile environment.
4. Rachel Collinson 5. Eleanor Margolies 6. Remco van der Stoep
7. Kirsten de Keyser 8. Peter Underwood
This election is held under a fair voting system so every vote counts, which makes it one of the most important election campaigns the Greens can fight.
In the London Assembly now, our two hard-working Greens, Caroline Russell and Siân Berry, are showing the difference that Greens in the room can make. They have:
The Mayor of London is elected using the Supplementary Vote system. You make a first and second choice when you vote.
Siân Berry is our Green Party Mayoral candidate. As a London Assembly Member she has worked tirelessly to fulfil the promises made to Londoners since her election to the London Assembly in 2016. As Mayor of London she will be able to do much more to bring in the policies of our Green Manifesto. Siân is also a Councillor in the Highgate ward of Camden.
London Assembly members are elected using the Additional Member system. You vote once for your constituency member and once for a London-wide representative.
We have a strong and diverse team of people ready to represent Londoners on the Assembly where the number of Green candidates elected will be proportional to the number of Green votes we get. Here, in order of preference, are the candidates we have selected in addition to Siân who is number one on our list.
2. Caroline Russell
Caroline is currently working alongside Siân in Assembly where, among other things she has stood up for workers in the gig economy, exposed the damage done by single-use plastic un-flushable products, produced a ground-breaking report on the financial health of Londoners and argued for clean air and safe conditions for walking and cycling.
3. Zack Polanski
Zack Polanski is also the constituency candidate for West Central London and is standing in Cities of London & Westminster for Parliamentary elections.
Fully immersed in London's gig economy, he has worked as an actor, communications trainer, counsellor and youth worker in schools and Universities. He is also a member of the London International Gospel Choir.
A strong advocate for Proportional Representation and Universal Basic Income, his particular interest on the Assembly will be defending our civil liberties.
4. Benali Hamdache
As a Green campaigner in Islington Benali has stood with communities fighting damp in council homes and protecting community centres and he has co-authored the Green Party’s BAME and LGBTIQA+ manifestos. His priorities on the London Assembly would be to work with a broad coalition of environmental campaigners to keep climate change on the agenda and to challenge the discrimination that keeps BAME people out of work, fight against cuts to sexual health services and work to protect our gay nightlife.
5. Gulnar Hasnain
Gulnar worked for the Mayor of London’s Economic Development Agency when former Green London Assembly members Darren Johnson and Jenny Jones were in place. She has seen that only the Green Party offers genuine scrutiny on issues that matter to Londoners - affordable housing, renters rights, a transport system that works, air pollution, crime, local jobs and businesses and the protection of our parks and green space.
6. Sharah Ali
Dr Shahrar Ali is Green Party Home Affairs spokesperson and its former Deputy Leader 2014-16 – the first BME deputy of a UK parliamentary party. He entered green politics after working as a researcher in the European Parliament. Shahrar has a PhD in philosophy, in which he tackled the morality of lying and deception and is author of two popular books on Green politics. He has been active across London and nationally for the best part of two decades, campaigning on civil liberties, access to properly funded public services and the climate emergency.
7. Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah
Rosamund’s first priority for the London Assembly is Air Pollution and the need to uphold the right of every child to breathe clean air. She is also committed to better, cleaner and more efficient trains and buses, cheaper prices, including free transport for under 19s in full time education and safer cycle lanes. As a former head of 6th form in S.E. London she understands the importance of education in providing the skills and confidence our young people need to succeed and will lobby for increased funding for young people’s mental health and for London’s high exclusion rates to be addressed. Housing is also a priority for Rosamund and she believes that a new target of 50% social housing in each new large development should be set.
8. Ben Fletcher
Ben is profoundly Deaf and partially-sighted and is bilingual in English and British Sign Language.
He stood for the Green Party in Putney in the 2017 General Election and in Southfields ward in the 2018 local elections and was awarded the Most Inspiring Candidate award at the 2017 Autumn Conference. If elected to the London Assembly in 2020, he will work hard to make the policies of the Green Party a reality in London and to proudly represent the Deaf and disabled community who are currently under-represented in British political life.
9. Scott Ainslee
In 2014 Scott was elected as the sole Green councillor in Lambeth and spent the next four years facing down a ruling neoliberal Labour Party as they sought to demolish council estates and turn libraries into gyms. He was re-elected to Lambeth Council along with four fellow Greens in 2018 and in early 2019 Lambeth became the first Council to declare a Climate Emergency. Scott continues the fight for Climate Action, Clean Air and Londoners’ right to a safe, secure and affordable home.
10. Hannah Graham
Hannah Graham is a Green Party activist based in London. She was Co-Chair of the Young Greens, the youth wing of the party from 2017-2018 and sat as a voting member of the Green Party Executive (GPEx) during this time. She has been an active part of youth and student movements, currently working for UK Youth and previously having been elected as Vice President at Teesside University Students’ Union, and a member of the NUS National Executive Committee. Her priorities include fighting to protect our capital’s youth services in the campaign to end youth violence in London.
11. Peter Underwood
Peter Underwood is an activist in the Croydon & Sutton Green Party and stood as the party's candidate in Croydon South at the General Election. Peter worked in the civil service for many years developing policy in welfare benefits, employment programmes, and renewable energy. Peter currently works for two charities, The Conservation Volunteers and Trees for Life, supporting volunteers in practical environment conservation and rewilding projects.
|Barnet and Camden||selection in progress|
|Bexley and Bromley||Kate Matos|
|Brent and Harrow||Shaka Lish|
|City and East||Tim Kiely|
|Croydon and Sutton||Peter Underwood|
|Ealing and Hillingdon||Marijn van de Geer|
|Enfield and Haringey||Jarelle Francis|
|Greenwich and Lewisham||Rosamund Kissi-Debrah|
|Havering and Redbridge||Melanie Collins|
|Lambeth and Southwark||Gulnar Hasnain|
|Merton and Wandsworth||Pippa Maslin|
|North East||Caroline Russell|
|South West||Andree Frieze|
|West Central||Zack Polanski|