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Green Party selects Parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:31 05 October 2010

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THE Green Party has announced that anti-war campaigner Farid Bakht will be the party s Parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow in this year s General Election. Mr Bakht, who has run a telecoms and software businesses in Whitechapel and Brick Lan

THE Green Party has announced that anti-war campaigner Farid Bakht will be the party's Parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow in this year's General Election.

Mr Bakht, who has run a telecoms and software businesses in Whitechapel and Brick Lane for the past twelve years, said: "Only Green policies can revive our high streets, create new jobs and offer protection against the harsh winds of recession.

"Roman Road and Bethnal Green markets would be priorities, as well as more investment in the 2012 Games with decent jobs for local people.

"We need to defend young people against the savage cuts to education and train them for jobs in the emerging green industries and abolish student tuition fees."

Mr Bakht, who was born in Hackney to a Spanish mother and Sylheti father, has a high profile role within the Green Party as International Coordinator on its National Executive Committee.

He is married and has a nine-year old daughter.


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