Announcing our candidates for the 7th May

Shasha Khan, Rashid Nix and Tom Chance are standing for the Green Party in the three constituencies that meet in Crystal Palace, and have launched ten pledges for the local area.

Tom launched the first of our pledges, to Save Crystal Palace Park, which sits in the Lewisham West & Penge constituency. Tom said: “With ZhongRong gone, we have a chance for the local community to lead any investments and improvements to our park. As your MP I would champion it as a local park and wildlife habitat, a regional sporting facility, and an internationally important heritage site, and resist this terrible idea that the hill top is a building site. ”

Rashid launched the second, No Cuts to Upper Norwood Library, which sits in the Dulwich & West Norwood constituency. Rashid said: “As a modern democratic society, it’s a blatant act of intellectual vandalism – of a high order – when libraries, that are used by people of all ages, are being threatened with closure. How are we meant to get children reading and what message does this send out? As your MP, I would highlight this campaign and push Lambeth and Croydon Labour to honour their promises.”

Shasha launched our third pledge, to Reduce Traffic and Pollution particularly on the main roads in the Croydon North constituency. Shasha said: “Crystal Palace has traditionally been known as the ‘fresh air suburb’. However, we don’t seem to go through a week without a new report indicating that London’s air quality is among the worst in the western world. I will keep campaigning to reduce pollution from traffic, and to stop the South London incinerator which could mean winds blowing harmful particles in the direction of Crystal Palace. At personal financial risk I continue to challenge the construction of the incinerator.”

Shasha, Tom and Rashid meet local campaigners, residents and businesses at the Crystal Palace Transition Town Food Market to launch their campaign.

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Our pledges to Crystal Palace

  1. Save Crystal Palace Park
  2. No cuts to Upper Norwood Library
  3. Reduce traffic on our main roads
  4. Stop the Sutton incinerator
  5. Bring Southern and Southeastern into public ownership
  6. Save our NHS from privatisation
  7. Provide more social housing and save the Central Hill Estate
  8. A better deal for private tenants
  9. Support local businesses
  10. Support a Neighbourhood Forum

You can find out more about your local candidates, and find their contact details, on our elections page.

Many thanks to Sally Mills of Parasol Marketing for the photos!