The Statement of Persons nominated for the Dollis Hill by-election will be posted to Brent's election site shortly. The candidates have been confirmed to Brent Greens as:
Parvez Ahmed, Labour
Samer Ahmedali, Conservative
Alison Hopkins, Liberal Democrat
PETE MURRY, The Green Party Candidate (pictured)
Pete Murry has lived in Dollis Hill and worked in Brent for over twenty years in the College of North West London, until he took early retirement for health reasons. He is now a pensioner, but he finds himself busier now than ever as he does a lot of work for the Green Party (currently as a London Rep on the Regional Council and Secretary of the Green Party Trade Union Group). Locally he works for the Brent Campaign Against Climate Change, where he has helped to organise and video a series of talks by writers on ecological issues.
Although not as physically active as he would like, he supports the Brent Fightback organisation against local cuts and is a committee member of the Coalition of resistance which hopes to co-ordinate anti-cuts campaigns across the country.
Pete Murry, Green Party candidate for Dollis Hill said today: "I totally agree with Green MP Caroline Lucas when she says that current Coalition government austerity policies are almost the exact opposite to what is needed which is a programme of investment and job creation focussed on building the infrastructure that the country needs to combat climate change."
Mr Murry continued: "Alongside their cuts to services and privatisation of education, Brent's wasteful spending proposals to replace a perfectly good town hall in Wembley and demolish a perfectly good existing cultural centre in Willesden, deny popular cultural and other facilities whilst making the council taxpayer pay for these wanton vanity projects."