Brentford Based Victoria George New Green Party Candidate

Brentford & Isleworth candidate for next general election announced

Victoria George with Tony Firkins
Victoria George with Tony Firkins


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Hounslow Green Party has selected Victoria George as their parliamentary candidate for the Brentford and Isleworth constituency.

In the 2017 general election, the Green Party stood aside for Labour in Brentford and Isleworth in recognition of the unfairness of the ‘first past the post’ system and to help prevent a Tory landslide.

The party said: "Whilst Jacob Rees-Mogg lounges indolently on the government front benches Hounslow Green Party is preparing for a General Election."

With her background in NHS management and her strong commitment to her local community, Victoria is well-placed to represent Brentford and Isleworth. She believes there is no time to lose on the priority issues: ‘We must start making real progress on the environment. Government action on the climate emergency has to be faster and more radical. And we must tackle the damage done by years of austerity, damage that in my view plays a big part in the crisis we are in with Brexit.’

Victoria has lived in Brentford for twenty years. Her background is in public health education and policy. She also worked at a major London hospital overseeing patient complaints and clinical audit.  Later in her career she was a mentor to young people with emotional and behavioural barriers to learning at Brentford School for Girls. 

Victoria runs campaigns for Hounslow Green Party, which this year included organising a petition and protests calling for Hounslow Council to declare a climate emergency, which they duly did.  She is on the committee of BASH, the Brentford-based campaign against the third runway at Heathrow. She says ‘This is a crucial time to persist with our stand on Heathrow. The community should not have to put up with more noise and traffic, and expansion contradicts UK climate change commitments.’

On Brexit, Victoria says ‘The Green Party believes people should have a vote on the final deal including the option of remaining in the EU.  But whatever is decided we are still facing the climate emergency, as well as all the social problems that such an unequal society gives rise to. Our vision is about facing up to these real challenges, telling the truth and working with others for a good society and a habitable world for future generations’.

‘We need more Green MPs to push for the rapid changes we need to make to avoid climate catastrophe.  As activist Greta Thunberg says, ‘Humans are very adaptable: we can still fix this. But the opportunity will not last for long.’

Victoria George
Victoria at recent Heathrow event

Hounslow Green Party believes that a snap election will be called for later this year with Brexit centre stage. The Green Party is calling for a People’s Vote to settle the issue once and for all.

Daniel Goldsmith, Hounslow Green Party Press Officer said “Nobody voted for a no-deal Brexit. The Green Party believes that people should have a say on the final deal, including the option to remain. We are seriously concerned about the effect on our environment of turning our back on the progress made with our European friends, and the impact of irresponsible future trade deals which will undermine our democratic freedom to protect our environment, food standards and animal welfare.”

“Of course, there are other topics that are more important in the long term, with the climate emergency at the top of the list. Hounslow Green Party will continue to fight for urgent action to reduce carbon emissions.


September 16, 2019

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