Tony Firkins to Stand for Greens
Brentford resident announces his candidacy for Brentford ward
Tony Firkins will stand for the Brentford ward in the local council elections in May as a Green Party candidate. Tony will join Victoria George, who is also standing.
Tony has lived in Brentford for over 30 years. He works for a mobile phone network operator, specializing in the overall reliability of the service and the IT systems that make it all work.
His major environmental interest is in climate change and he has worked with the Green Party to develop national policies to help prevent catastrophic damage from global warming.
He believes in the maxim of "Think global, act local" which has led him to be active in local campaigns against Heathrow expansion and addressing air pollution.
Locally, Tony believes that the Brentford area has great features such as the parks and the Thames but there is much that can be done to improve Brentford by local action and influence, including more green space, more tree cover, better public transport, less noise and less air pollution.
Tony said: “The Green Party isn’t just another political party. Green politics is about ensuring we continue to have a habitable world for humankind to live in.
"In making decisions about the transport we use daily, the housing we live in, the stuff we buy and the food we eat, we need to consider the natural world.
"Climate change and other pollution is a real threat to our way of life but also an opportunity to move towards a healthier, cleaner, peaceful, fairer, sustainable and more beautiful place to live, work and play.”
January 30, 2018