|The candidiates book-ended by Jenny Jones and Natalie Bennett|
The London Green Party announced this afternoon that Sian Berry will be their candidate for the London Mayoral election in 2015.
She declared, "London and its land belongs to all of us."
This is what she said in her campaigning statement:
For too long our city has been run for the powerful and privileged. But people are refusing to sit quietly. London is full of amazing communities and campaigns building a new kind of politics. In Europe’s other great cities, citizens are voting for real change on the crest of this wave of activism. Why should London miss out?
The Green Party List as voted by members was also announced. Seats are allocated on the position on the list and the overall number of vote for the Green Party in the GLA election. The more votes we get the more canadidiates from the list become Assembly Members, In the last GLA election the top two, Jenny Jones and Darren Johnson, were elected to the Assembly.I ran for Mayor in 2008 taking us from 7th to 4th, winning endorsements from the Independent and Observer. Back then, London Green Party had around 1,000 members – now we have the talent of 12,000. I’m determined we give Londoners the big, open, inspiring campaign they deserve.As Green candidate for Mayor, I’ll stand up for the 99%I want Londoners to shape our manifesto, holding open meetings with communities and campaigners on:
- Making housing and rents affordable – brutally neglected by the current Mayor
- Rethinking policing – do we want officers spying on campaigners or investigating tax fraud?
- Reinventing the City – our international finance experts should be creating new ways of doing business that don’t exploit the majority
- Getting to grips with killer air pollution – cutting traffic, reducing fares, and making cycling safe
List in order:
1. Sian Berrry
2. Caroline Russell
3. .Jonathan Bartley
4. Noel Lynch
5. Shahar Ali
6. Rashid Nix
7. Tom Chance
8. Benali Hamdache
9. Dee Searle
10. Andrea Carey Fuller
11. Rosemay Warrington