Eastern Region Green Party has announced its list of seven candidates for the June 2009 European elections.
The Election will be conducted by Proportional Representation, meaning Rupert Read needs just 10% of the vote to be elected and join Jean Lambert, MEP for London and Caroline Lucas MEP for the South East on June 4th.
Dr. Rupert Read is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He is one of 13 Green Councillors on Norwich City Council - the largest Green group in England. Active in politics for many years, Rupert worked with the Clinton Presidential campaign whilst working on his Ph.D in the USA. A key campaign aim is for the Greens to turn the EU into an Environmental Union. More...
Peter Lynn is a Research Professor at the University of Essex and recently secured a strong second place in Castle ward of Colchester Borough Council. Peter is expected to win a seat on the council in the near future. More...
James Abbott has been a Braintree District Councillor since 1999 and has just been re-elected with over 70% vote share. He has a degree in Astronomy and is the national party Spokesperson on Climate Change. More....
Marc Scheimann is an IT Consultant and an experienced elections campaigner. He has represented Eastern Region on the national Green Party Regional Council.
Angela Thomson is a Chartered Librarian and long standing party member. Angela has just been elected as a parish councillor in Chelmsford.
Andrew Stringer has just been re-elected as a Member of Mid-Suffolk District Council with over 70% vote share, part of a dynamic team who helped secure an NHS dentist practice in Stowmarket.
Amy Drayson is a student and a member of Ipswich Green Party and has stood at local elections in the town.
The candidates were selected by a vote of party members across Eastern Region which was conducted using a fair votes system and full postal ballot.
Lead European candidate for East of England Rupert Read (middle) with second list candidate Peter Lynn (right) and third list candidate James Abbott (left).
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