Saturday, 6 December 2008

Green Party Chooses Candidate to Contest Seven Sisters By-election

Anne Gray recently retired from a research job in social policy, has been selected by Haringey Green Party to contest the Seven Sisters ward by-election on 15th January 2009. Author of a book on unemployed people's experiences of job-hunting and the benefits system in several countries, she is well aware of what Tottenham people face during the recession.

Anne has lived in Tottenham since 1983 and has been working on policies to deal with unemployment and poverty most of that time, either in educational establishments, the civil service or local authorities. She has also worked in Mozambique and Brazil - she speaks Portuguese and is now trying to learn Turkish as well. Since her retirement she has been busy helping to run a big allotment site and starting a food coop to help local people buy organic and British-grown food more cheaply. She is also an active supporter of the Haringey campaign against cuts and privatisation in the health service.

1 comment:

Jim Jay said...

A very good candidate - all the best with it