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Green Party candidate for Islington North
Marital status: Married
Children: Three (22,18,14)
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Interests outside politics: Baking, being at the seaside, walking and spending time with my family.
Current job: Transport campaigner and ward councillor.
- 1 Tollington Arms landlord relieved at rent moratorium extension
- 2 Police search for man who exposed himself on Islington 393 bus
- 3 Appeal to trace missing Islington school girl, 14
- 4 Letters: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods - more points of view
- 5 Islington man charged with murder of shooting victim Taylor Cox
- 6 'LTNs are killing us': Hundreds of Highbury traders sign petition
- 7 Cult restaurant Eggslut set to open third London location
- 8 Letter: Saving green spaces from development
- 9 Man in hospital with potentially 'life-changing' injuries following stabbing
- 10 Islington shooting victim named
Any directorships/ other financial interests: None
What jobs/ interests will you continue with if elected: The Green Party is strongly opposed to MPs having second jobs. If elected, being an MP would be my only job.
If I am elected, the first thing I will do is: Introduce a bill to require local authorities to meet EU air pollution limits fully by 2018. The damaging impact of air pollution on our health and particularly the health of children, older people and those with lung and heart conditions is a scandal.
We must clean up our air to improve our health and reduce the burden on the NHS.
How would/did you vote on the following issues:
Assisted suicide? I would have voted for assisted suicide. Although assisted death presents moral and legal concerns to health care professionals and the public, I believe that people have a right to an assisted death subject to clear safeguards protecting all parties.
Gay marriage? I would have voted in favour of gay marriage. The Green Party believes that both civil marriage and civil partnerships should be open to all couples, regardless of sexual orientation and without discrimination
UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government? I would have voted against, because military intervention in disputes by external powers rarely solves the problem, and more often reinforces animosities. I favour peaceful assistance to local and international organisations working to resolve conflict by engaging in genuine mediation, building strong democratic institutions, and forging links between the people within conflicting communities.
Smoking in cars? I would have voted in favour of the ban on smoking in cars where children are present. Cigarette smoke is a known carcinogen and smoking in a confined space is particularly harmful.