Greens Make Early Start in Contest for Brentford West
Stephen Clark OBE selected as candidate for local council
With the next council elections only ten months away in May 2022 the Hounslow Green party are trying to get ahead of the pack.
Stephen Clark has been nominated to contest the Brentford Wet seat meaning that the party now has a prospective candidate for every ward in the Borough.
He says, ‘This will be one of the hardest-fought local elections for years. It’s time the Labour monopoly gave way to a clear, unequivocal green voice ready to ensure all the Council’s promises on air pollution and carbon emissions become reality’.
His party believes Mr Clark is uniquely qualified to serve as a Councillor having been a senior civil servant at the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office. He also spent 10 years as a non-executive Director of West Middlesex Hospital. In 2002 he was awarded an OBE for services to the Cabinet Office. He currently chairs Your Voice in Health & Social Care which is responsible for Healthwatch Hounslow and is a Director of the Community Interest Company (CiC) running Gunnersbury Park. He has lived in Brentford West for 30 years and has been a member of the Green Party since 2018.
He is an Associate of Compass, the ‘think & do’ pressure group for a new politics and a progressive alliance around a new democracy based on a fair proportional voting system, and a member of Make Votes Matter. He was the London organiser for the Progressive Alliance for the 2017 General Election.
In addition he has experience of eight years as a Councillor in Hammersmith & Fulham, two as Leader of the Labour Group. A long involvement with the voluntary sector, over 35 years, including Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham’s Association of Voluntary Organisations, Chair of Age Concern Hounslow and ACAVA (a London based visual and community arts organisation). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
‘Frankly,’ Jon Elkon, Co-ordinator of Hounslow Green Party said, ‘with Stephen’s CV, we are so fortunate in having such a powerful, experienced candidate to present to voters. He will make an excellent Councillor!’
July 9, 2021