Greens enter the election hunt
Party selects candidate for Brentford & Isleworth
Hounslow Green Party has selected John Hunt from Isleworth as its candidate in the Brentford & Isleworth constituency for the next general election.
He pledges to campaign for investment to prevent the kind of sewage spills that blighted the Thames last year saying, "The proper maintenance of public services is one of the key elements in our programme", he said. "and bringing those services back into proper public control is an essential step in the process. What we are seeing now is a wholesale crumbling of our essential public and community infrastructure. It is absurd that a question of whether the sewage system can be upgraded - and no-one is saying it doesn't need to be - is tied in to whether one of those silly named watchdog's of private sector companies is going to let them increase water prices enough."
On Heathrow he will fight against the continued expansion of the aviation industry saying, "The cost of flights must reflect the environmental cost. Only under the Green Party will you get sensible aviation policies based on respect for people and respect for the environment."
In 2001 the Greens came fourth in the constituency with Nic Ferriday polling over 1,000 votes.
March 30, 2005