Sian Berry for Mayor of London

"I’m Sian Berry, Green London Assembly Member and candidate for Mayor in 2020."

"I joined the Greens in 2001 and have always combined electoral politics with campaigning on issues within the community. Until recently I was a transport campaigner by profession.

"I live in Kentish Town and represent Highgate Ward. I come from Gloucestershire but I’ve lived in London all my working life, since leaving college with a degree in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials over twenty years ago.

I love London. I think it’s the most exciting, creative, diverse city there is, with a world outlook and values that make me proud."

Our candidates for the London Assembly List

Siân Berry is our candidate for Mayor and lead Assembly candidate

Sian is a London Assembly Member and Highgate Councillor.

She is a transport campaigner with a long track record of championing sustainable travel.

On the Assembly she pushed the Mayor into funding youth services and giving estate residents the vote on redevelopment schemes.

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Caroline is a London Assembly Member and Highbury Councillor.

She is a walking and cycling campaigner who successfully made the case for 20mph limits on main roads in Islington.

On the Assembly she led the successfully charge to get the Mayor to declare a Climate Emergency.

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.

3. Zack Polanski

@ZackPolanski

Zack is a Westminster based community campaigner.

He has worked as an actor, communications trainer, counsellor and youth worker in schools and Universities.

He's successfully campaigned on protecting the LGBT+ Black Cap Pub from developers.

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.

Benali is a Highbury based Green member.

He's worked on the official Remain and as a campaginer for a health charity.

Benali has led a variety of successful LGBT+ campaigns. Fighting the return of Section 28 in schools and the dealth penalty in Brunei.

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.

5. Shahrar Ali

@ShahrarAli

Shahrar is the former Deputy Leader of the Green Party. He was the first BME deputy of a UK parliamentary party.

He entered green politics after working as a researcher in the European Parliament.

He has campaigned on civil liberties, access to properly funded public services and the climate emergency.

Rosamund’s first priority for the London <br> Assembly is Air Pollution and the need to uphold <br> the right of every child to breathe clean air.  <br> She is also committed to better, cleaner <br> and more efficient trains and buses,<br> cheaper prices, including free transport <br> for under 19s in full time education <br> and safer cycle lanes.  As a former head <br> of 6th form in S.E. London she <br> understands the importance of education <br>in providing the skills and confidence our <br> young people need to succeed and will lobby <br> for increased funding for young people’s mental <br> health and for London’s high exclusion <br> rates to be addressed.  Housing is <br> also a priority for Rosamund and she believes that <br> a new target of 50% social housing <br> in each new large development <br> should be set.

6. Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah

@RosamundAdoo_KD

Rosamund’s first priority is the air pollution crisis.

She is the co-founder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation that was set up after the death of her beloved daughter in 2013 from a rare and severe form of asthma.

Rosamund has led the charge to get air pollution on the agenda and justice for her daughter.

Ben is profoundly Deaf and partially-sighted <br> and is bilingual in English and <br> British Sign Language. <br> He stood for the Green Party in <br> Putney in the 2017 General Election <br> and in Southfields ward in the 2018 <br> local elections and was awarded the <br> Most Inspiring Candidate award at <br> the 2017 Autumn Conference.  If <br> elected to the London Assembly in 2020, <br> he will work hard to make the policies <br> of the Green Party a reality in London and <br> to proudly represent the Deaf <br> and disabled community who are currently <br> under-represented in British political life.

7. Ben Fletcher

@bjfletcher

Ben is profoundly Deaf and partially-sighted and is bilingual in English and British Sign Language.

Ben was the first ever deaf-blind person to stand for parliament.

He's passionate about continuing to raise the needs of disabled people at City Hall.

Hannah Graham is a Green Party activist based in London. She was Co-Chair of the Young Greens, the youth <br> 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 <br> 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 <br> campaign to end youth violence in London.
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.

8. Hannah Graham

@hannarrr_

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.

She has been an active part of youth and student advocacy and campaigns movements, currently working to engage young people in sustainable food systems.

Her priorities include fighting to protect our capital’s youth services in the campaign to end youth violence in London.

Peter Underwood is an activist in the Croydon &amp; 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.

9. Peter Underwood

@GreenPeterU

Peter Underwood is an activist in Croydon.

Peter worked in the civil service for many years developing policy in employment programmes and renewable energy.

Peter currently works for two charities, supporting volunteers in practical environment conservation and rewilding projects.

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10. Kirsten de Keyser

@KirstenInCamden

Kirsten is a Camden based community campaigner.

She sits on the Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Group and is an activist with the London Renters Union.

She has set up and helps run a monthly community computer workshop and she is a volunteer at the Kentish Town Health Centre.

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11. Jarelle Francis

@JarelleFrancis

Jarelle is a Haringey based young entrepreneur who has run his own business.

He works as an independent art curator, making arts and culture more accessible to young people.

He lives in Haringey and stood as the Green Party’s general election candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green in 2019.

Our candidates for the London Assembly Constituencies

Barnet & Camden

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Kirsten de Keyser

@KirstenInCamden

Kirsten is a Camden based community campaigner.

She sits on the Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Group and is an activist with the London Renters Union.

She has set up and helps run a monthly community computer workshop and she is a volunteer at the Kentish Town Health Centre.

Bexley & Bromley

Mary Ion

Mary Ion

@onegreenion

Mary is a local activist in Bromley and has worked in NHS mental health services for many years.

Mary has campaigned with Extinction Rebellion for Bromley Council to declare a Climate Emergency.

Mary volunteers for a local charity providing direct support to families in poverty and has been working on a free school meals initiative.

She is currently campaigning to preserve and enhance the open spaces of Bexley and Bromley.

Brent & Harrow

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Emma Wallace

@EmmaJaneWallace

Emma Wallace is a local activist based in Harrow.

Emma has worked as librarian for over 16 years, and is passionate about protecting local public library services.

Emma has successfully campaigned to stop the felling of mature trees on a housing re-development.

City and East

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Tim Kiely

@TimKiely1

Tim Kiely is a criminal barrister based in Tower Hamlets.

He has co-chaired the LimeGreen community gardening project.

He has volunteered extensively for Plastic-Free Roman Road and the Friends of Meath Gardens.

Most recently he campaigned for the introduction of low-traffic neighbourhoods in Bow.

He is also a published poet.

Croydon & Sutton

Peter Underwood is an activist in the Croydon &amp; 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.

Peter Underwood

@GreenPeterU

Peter Underwood is an activist in Croydon.

Peter worked in the civil service for many years developing policy in employment programmes and renewable energy.

Peter currently works for two charities, supporting volunteers in practical environment conservation and rewilding projects.

Ealing & Hillingdon

Head shot of Marijn van de Geer beside a Green Party Banner

Marijn van de Geer

@MarijnvandeGeer

Marijn (“Mah-Rhine”) is an advocate for environmental and global justice. Most recently she started a campaign against Transport for London’s blatant disregard for the wellbeing of urban wildlife.

She is a host and producer for Rebel Radio and coordinator for the citizens’ assembly working group at Extinction Rebellion.

True to her Dutch roots, Marijn goes everywhere on her bicycle, changing public opinion on cycling and people with bicycles.

Enfield & Haringey

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Jarelle Francis

@JarelleFrancis

Jarelle is a Haringey based young entrepreneur who has run his own business.

He works as an independent art curator, making arts and culture more accessible to young people.

He lives in Haringey and stood as the Green Party’s general election candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green in 2019.

Greenwich & Lewisham

Rosamund’s first priority for the London <br> Assembly is Air Pollution and the need to uphold <br> the right of every child to breathe clean air.  <br> She is also committed to better, cleaner <br> and more efficient trains and buses,<br> cheaper prices, including free transport <br> for under 19s in full time education <br> and safer cycle lanes.  As a former head <br> of 6th form in S.E. London she <br> understands the importance of education <br>in providing the skills and confidence our <br> young people need to succeed and will lobby <br> for increased funding for young people’s mental <br> health and for London’s high exclusion <br> rates to be addressed.  Housing is <br> also a priority for Rosamund and she believes that <br> a new target of 50% social housing <br> in each new large development <br> should be set.

Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah

@RosamundAdoo_KD

Rosamund’s first priority is the air pollution crisis.

She is the co-founder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation that was set up after the death of her beloved daughter in 2013 from a rare and severe form of asthma.

Rosamund has led the charge to get air pollution on the agenda and justice for her daughter.

Havering & redbridge

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Melanie Collins

Melanie Collins is a campaigner based in Upminster.

Melanie stood as the Green Party’s general election candidate for Hornchurch & Upminister in 2010 and 2015.

She's is a passionate campaigner for our NHS. Fighting against the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E.

Lambeth & Southwark

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Claire Sheppard

@ShinyShep

Claire Sheppard is a community activist in Peckham and stood as our candidate for Camberwell and Peckham in the 2019 General Election.

In response to Covid 19 she co founded Nunhead Knocks, a community support group, which continues to support families in SE15. She also helps run Nunhead Rocks a Facebook community group promoting good neighbourliness, community groups and local businesses.

She runs her own market research business, fundraises for GSST Cancer Centre, who cured her cancer after the birth of her son in 2015.

She advocates for The Parliament Project, a campaign aiming to empower more women to stand for office in the UK.

Merton & Wandsworth

Pippa outside Tooting Broadway station

Pippa Maslin

@PippaMaslin

Pippa Maslin is a Merton-based community campaigner who, amongst other achievements, successfully petitioned her council to declare a climate emergency.

She then helped to create a Climate Strategy and Action Plan that went on to gain the unanimous approval of Councillors.

Formerly a school teacher and university tutor, she is now a caseworker at a local Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation.

North East

Caroline Headshot low res

Caroline is a London Assembly Member and Highbury Councillor.

She is a walking and cycling campaigner who successfully made the case for 20mph limits on main roads in Islington.

On the Assembly she led the successfully charge to get the Mayor to declare a Climate Emergency.

South West

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Andrée Frieze

@andree_frieze

Andree Frieze is a Councillor in Richmond and Deputy Leader of the Green Group.

She had a 20-year career as a journalist and editor in the interiors sector before changing career to become an environmental campaigner.

Andree has successfully pushed Richmond Council to declare a Climate Emergency, pay Council staff and contractors a London Living Wage and focus more urgently on tackling air pollution.

West Central

Zack Polanski is also the constituency candidate for West Central London and is standing in Cities of London &amp; 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.

Zack Polanski

@ZackPolanski

Zack is a Westminster based community campaigner.

He has worked as an actor, communications trainer, counsellor and youth worker in schools and Universities.

He's successfully campaigned on protecting the LGBT+ Black Cat Pub from developers.