Greens aim to beat Hackney LibDems and Tories

Charlotte George at Velvet Marie café Dalston London E8 2NG 241114 © david.altheer@gmail.com
Diane Abbott: London mayoral wannabe © david.altheer@gmail.com
Diane Abbott: London mayoral wannabe. Will the MP give up her Hackney seat?

THE GREENS believe they can beat the Liberal Democrats and Tories to second place in the election in Hackney next year.

Defeating Labour in one of England’s safest Labour seats is unlikely, as in private they admit, but national polls suggest that the Greens are experiencing a surge of support that will trouble the three traditional parties.

Charlotte George, above, will stand in Hackney South and Shoreditch, where Meg Hillier is likely to seek re-election.

Heather Finlay will compete in Hackney North and Stoke Newington, where MP Diane Abbott has not made her intentions clear, apart from that she wants to be Mayor of London.

She would be a genuinely independent candidate” who would oppose anti-immigrant propaganda”. First, she has to defeat other luminaries who also want to be the Labour candidate.

Like Abbot, both Green electoral candidates live in the area. George, of South Hackney, is a filmmaker. She says she is “passionate” about human rights and social equality. Finlay, who has lived in the borough for five years, is interested in the local NHS.

Hackney Greens claim to be the only party arguing against austerity measures and policies, saying they are counter-productive and target the poor and most vulnerable”.

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Heather Finlay will compete in Hackney North and Stoke Newington,
Finlay: taking on Diane Abbott, unless the Labour MP stands down (supplied pic)

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One thought on “Greens aim to beat Hackney LibDems and Tories

  1. Do the Greens actually have any green policies? Nothing on transport here, cycling, energy supply, waste, car use.

    Seems they are keen on recycling though, specifically left-Labour rhetoric that we have had from Diane Abbot for years. Sidelining core green ideas for socialist rhetoric is hardly a new direction for Hackney politics.

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