Greens pick Jenny Jones to fight Boris Johnson for London

THEY won their first General Election consistency last year, and now the Green Party is targeting success in London.

THEY won their first General Election consistency last year, and now the Green Party is targeting success in London.

The party has elected London Assembly member Jenny Jones as the candidate to stand for London Mayor in 2012.

While she is unlikely to offer a serious challenge to Boris Johnson or Ken Livingstone, there is the chance of adding to the two Green assembly members currently at City Hall.

Jones, who won 67 per cent of her party’s candidature vote, said: “Green Assembly Members have made a real impact in London over the past decade.


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“Unlike elections for parliament or local councils, the elections for the London Assembly are held under proportional representation. That means every vote counts.”

Having been elected to the London Assembly in 2011 and served as Deputy Mayor, Jenny Jones comes with plenty of experience and a history of holding current Mayor Boris Johnson to account.

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“At this time of savage cuts to essential services, London needs a Mayor who will create a fairer city and reduce the gap between rich and poor,” she added.

“I promise to make fighting cuts to housing benefit, the NHS and youth services a key part of my campaign to be Mayor.”

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