Local Community Organiser Neil Jameson Stands As Green Party Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse
5th November 2019 (London) Neil Jameson has been selected as the Green Party Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse in the upcoming General Election.
Neil has lived in the East End of London for more than 25 years. As the UK’s first community organiser in modern times and the founder of Citizens UK his record includes: winning £1bn in higher wages for low income workers through the Real Living Wage Campaign, pioneering the first urban Community Land Trust (CLT) for truly affordable homes for local people and training over 4,000 civil society leaders from across the UK, and the world, in the tools and craft of Community Organising.
Neil is determined to challenge the Labour Party’s 95 year control of the constituency and allow room for other voices and interests. If elected, he pledges to build the most vibrant, powerful and diverse alliance of schools, faith groups and voluntary associations to shape the constituency’s future. He is proud to represent the Green Party in this unexpected election and looks forward to standing up for the voice of Poplar & Limehouse by organising with local people and their institutions for the common good.
He said “As a Green MP I will be your voice in Westminster and your local Community Organiser in the constituency. I expect to be heard – saying yes to Europe and no to climate chaos. Westminster politicians across the political spectrum have taken us for granted and failed the country by ignoring major issues like funding for the NHS, the growth in hate crime and building really affordable homes as a result of the unresolved Brexit challenge. What we need now is a People’s Vote on the final deal to start the healing process that our country desperately needs.”
He added; “I am standing on my 25 year track record as UK’s most experienced Community Organiser. This record includes initiating the successful ‘Strangers into Citizens’ campaign in 2006 for a one off amnesty for long term irregular migrants; persuading the government to initiate a cap on the total cost of credit leading to the collapse of Wonga and other exploitative pay day lenders from 2008 to 2013 and in 1999, organising with others to win the fight for the land on which the London Muslim Centre now proudly stands. I pledge to reorganise this constituency into a diverse alliance of schools, faith groups and others to work together for the common good and a fairer Tower Hamlets. Together we can realise a brighter, greener future for us all.”
Neil Jameson further commented on climate change, a prominent topic for the Green Party and, in a recent survey, 80% of voters now state is their number one concern;
“Like so many people, I’m terrified of what we’re doing to our planet. But the Greens have a serious plan. We need a Green New Deal to address climate breakdown, prioritise renewables, end airport expansion and deliver a better quality of life. Our planet needs people in power who recognise that we are living in a climate emergency and are dedicated to taking real action, not just saying the right words.”
“Let’s surf the Green wave of the European elections and let’s make Poplar & Limehouse a beacon for the future of this country.”
The Green Party currently have one MP in Westminster, Caroline Lucas who represents Brighton Pavilion.
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