Bromley Greens live across the borough, and come from all walks of life. Here are some of our members.
We will be standing local candidates in Spring 2018, we welcome candidates and representatives in Bromley Green Party from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, E.U. citizens living or working here in Bromley, women, disability, neurodiversity, economically disadvantaged people, and other traditionally excluded groups.
Green Party Candidate, London Assembly Constituency of Bexley and Bromley. Membership Secretary, Bromley Green Party: Roisin has lived in Bromley and has taken an active part in Green campaigning for over 30 years. In the 2015 General Election she tripled her vote and won 4.1% of the vote. As a journalist she was Chislehurst Reporter, Bromley Times and supported campaigns to
restore the Burnt Ash Lane roundabout, the Bickley campaign to ensure no flooding in Lower Camden and the footbridge at Chislehurst Station. Recently she supported Havelock residents against plans for a Free school on the Recreation ground and against plans to build on Chislehurst allotments.
She has campaigned against the expansion of Biggin Hill Airport, against developments at Crystal Palace Park, and in Bromley Town with Bromley Civic Society; has raised awareness of Nuclear trains with CND; the threat posed by fracking with Bromley Against frAcking; against NHS privatisation with Save Our Local Hospitals; with Trades Unions to protect our public services; a member of the Bromley Peace Council and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. As an End Ecocide campaigner she contacted members of the Diplomatic core to ask for an international legal framework to protect the planet against corporate greed; and with 38º Degrees against TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and International Partnership, threatening Corporate, not Democratic control.
Roisin says: ‘I started with Greenpeace with its forecasts of climate change, now coming true. I joined the Green Party as I saw this was a route to get our laws on the environment, and how we treat it, changed. I have moved from environmental awareness to social Justice and trade justice issues. Now we have time to build our Green Community, I want to promote Green party policies as I see these can give us climate stability and financial security for a stable future for our children, our community and all life on Earth.
Ruth stood as Green Party Candidate for Beckenham in 2015’s General Election, winning 1878 votes and in 2014's local elections, standing in Coper's Cope ward, she gained 952 votes.
Formerly an infant teacher, her petition to keep Beckenham’s public toilets open was presented to Bromley Council as it contained over 500 signatures.
Ruth belongs to Bromley Against Fracking, Cuts Concern, Bromley TUC, Peace Council, Bromley CND and has campaigned with Stand up to Racism. She has also campaigned against high transport fares, the TTIP Agreement, library cuts and the privatisation of the NHS.
Ruth taught in Bermondsey and Forest Hill and now volunteers at the Beckenham Primary School and is passionate about wildlife and animal welfare.
Tom Chance, of Crystal Palace, is the Housing Spokesperson for the Green Party. As an aspiring London Assembly member, he is on the Green Party potential Candidate list and his election depends on the number of Green Votes cast across London.
The election, for Mayor and Assembly members, takes place on May 5th 2015.
As a Candidate in the General Election in 2015, Tom increased his vote in Lewisham West and Penge to an 8.1 % share and saved his deposit.
He has worked to save facilities at Crystal Palace Park, opposing Bromley Council’s Development Plans, and ran an Air Quality Survey in the area which raised awareness of the high air-pollution locally, although his activist roots reach further back.
He says: ‘I’ve joined efforts to stop the Mayor of London and developers from building on Crystal Palace Park and destroying its sporting facilities. I’ve led many successful campaigns starting in 2003 when I got my students’ union to go Fairtrade. Since then I’ve defended small software companies against a flawed patent law in the European Parliament in 2005, made Southwark Council adopt the living wage in 2008 and helped Community Land Trusts start to build affordable housing in 2012.
Tom works as the head of office for the Green Party at the London Assembly. He says: ‘I’ve been able to work with the other three main parties to build consensus where needed. I’ve also been able to support community and campaign groups with their causes, showing them that Greens are their natural ally through actions not just words.’ http://tomchance.org/
Ann is Co-cordinator of Bromley Green Party, Local Group Liaison Officer and as local Candidate for Erith and Thamesmead in 2015’s General Election, gained 941 votes and a 2% share. However, look at almost any General or local Election results and you will find Ann has represented the Green Party in many wards and Constituencies.
Ann is a performing arts lecturer and lives in Bromley, a Green Party member for 20 years. She is secretary of Bromley and Beckenham CND, joint convenor of Bromley Peace Council, joint co-ordinator of Bromley Friends of the Earth, joint chair of Save Our Local Hospitals group, a founder member of Bromley Cuts Concern and a member of Amnesty, Greenpeace, Bromley Civic Society, Bromley Against frAcking and the Bromley Trades Union Council.
Her campaigns have included saving Bromley’s Hospitals and public service jobs, against the expansion of Biggin Hill Airport, saving Bromley Libraries, as well as actions against Nuclear trains through Bromley South, Saving the Bees, against Fracking and the Arms trade and many more.
Jean has been London's Green MEP since 1999 and was re-elected in May 2014.
A great campaigner and one of the UK's two Geen MEP's, she is Vice-President of three cross-Pariamentary intergroups, including Ageing, anti-povertyand anti-racism, as well as intergroups on disability, diversity and gay andlesbian rights. Her special interests include democracy and human rights,refuge rights anti-discrimination and social Inclusion, as well as aiding the development of a Green employment strategy. Her book on Green Politics is titled 'No Change? No Chance'
Jean has been an active Green Party Member since 1977. Jean was Principal Speaker (before they had a leader) for th Party twice, and chair of the Green Party Executive in 1994 and in 2005 was named MWP of the year for her work on Justice and Human Rights.