Three Greens For Syon

Dr Diane Scott and John Bradley join Dr John Hunt


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Dr Diane Scott and John Bradley have joined Dr John Hunt as Green Party candidates in the Syon Ward.

You can vote for three candidates in the local elections in May. The Green Party suggests that "if you can only spare us one Green vote we believe that Dr John Hunt is best placed to win". Dr John Hunt said "I am delighted to be standing with such a strong team."

Dr Diane Scott has campaigned against the expansion of Heathrow airport. She travelled by train to Copenhagen to take part in the peaceful demonstrations there during the December Climate change talks. She is also campaigning against the proposed application for a Biofuel power station in Southall. The campaign led to the unanimous rejection of the proposal by Ealing Council in September 2009, but the fight continues as the decision has been appealed.

Diane has a PhD in Immunology and has worked in medical research. She feels strongly that patient care should be a much higher priority of the NHS and that far more provision should be made for mental health care. She also believes in the importance of local communities and the development of social networks to improve the quality of city life.

She will be retiring from full time research in the Spring and will be able to devote her time to representing the Syon community.

John Bradley has previously stood as a Green Party candidate to represent local people at local and national level. Having worked in the construction industry as a Commercial Manager for 30 years he presented evidence at the Terminal 5 inquiry attacking the economic case for airport expansion. John has been active on green issues and in local affairs for 20 years most recently highlighting the abuse of expenses by the local MP.

He is currently chair of Friends of Boston Manor Park and an active member of his local allotment association. "Growing your own food is not only one of the most satisfying things you can do it's cheaper than going to the gym and allows you to appreciate the natural world - even in the city."

In 2005 John went back to university where he gained a first class honours degree in Classics and is currently studying for an MA. John lives in Upper Butts in Syon.

February 19, 2010

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