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Greens name Poplar and Limehouse General Election candidate

PUBLISHED: 15:01 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:45 05 October 2010

THE GREENS have picked a film-maker and communications expert to run for Parliament in Poplar and Limehouse. Tower Hamlets resident Chris Smith has also thrown his hat into the ring to run for council in Bow West in a bid to be one of Tower Hamlet s fir

THE GREENS have picked a film-maker and communications expert to run for Parliament in Poplar and Limehouse.

Tower Hamlets resident Chris Smith has also thrown his hat into the ring to run for council in Bow West in a bid to be one of Tower Hamlet's first green councillors.

He is a founder of the Ecotube website and is calling for better social housing, fighting education cuts, and encouraging adult learning as well as green policies including free home insulation.

He also wants to see lower fuel bills, reducing the number of empty properties in Tower Hamlets, more jobs for local people on the Olympic site and more cycle lanes.

He also wants to see council waste, include high salaries slashed.

He said: "The money saved will go towards enabling us to provide free insulation, increase social housing and regenerate our estates leading to lower levels of disorderly behaviour."

Mr Smith works as a communications consultant and runs workshops on internet skills. He also supports a local Community Service Volunteer project as an energy champion.


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