18 December 2015
The Green Party has chosen 27-year-old Lewisham resident Imogen Solly as its candidate for the Greenwich & Lewisham constituency in the London Assembly elections next May.
A lifelong Lewisham resident, Imogen is a member of the community group A Better Lee Green, a pressure group challenging Lewisham Council to take a stronger line against developers’ plans for the Leegate Centre. She works in sales in Central London and has been a member of the Green Party for three years.
She said: “I am very pleased to have been selected as the Green candidate for Greenwich & Lewisham. I look forward to setting out the case for electing as many Greens as possible to the London Assembly. Pollution, transport and housing are now critical problems for our city and we desperately need political change to start addressing their root causes. In the mega-developments taking place in both our boroughs, it’s also high time the needs of communities took precedence over the needs of developers.”
Sian Berry, the Green candidate for Mayor, said: “Congratulations to Imogen on her selection. We’re planning our most ambitious London campaign ever next year because this city needs the Greens more than ever. We’ve reached crisis point, most notably on housing but also on transport and air pollution, and we need a different approach that is both credible and radical.
“We will also be campaigning on a pledge to cancel the Silvertown Tunnel, which would cause more pollution and congestion for residents of South East London. They would be far better served if the £1 billion was spent on public transport river crossings instead.”