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.
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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