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Overview


ELECT SHAHRAR

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Overview


ELECT SHAHRAR

Who is Shahrar Ali?


Worked in European Parliament
1999

Joined Party
2002

Elected London Policy Coordinator
2005

Coordinates First Full Slate in Brent Local Elections
2010

Published 'Why Vote Green?'
2010

First BME Deputy of a UK Parliamentary party
2014

Published 'Why Vote Green 2015?'
2015

Narrowly Misses Seat on London Assembly
2016

Home Affairs Spokesperson
2017

Stands for Green Party Leader
July 2018

Shahrar Ali was elected Deputy Leader of the Green Party in 2014, becoming in the process the first BME deputy of a UK parliamentary party. He entered green politics after working as a researcher in the European Parliament on the risk of GM foods. He has a PhD in philosophy, in which he tackled the morality of lying and deception. Shahrar edited Why Vote Green 2015, an impassioned call for environmental action in the 21st century.

Principle without power benefits no one. Power without principle is not worth having.
— Shahrar Ali

Shahrar Ali combines outstanding commitment to the well-being of the party with an impassioned call to Green voters everywhere.

 

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Supporters


Supporters

Supporters


Supporters

Endorsements

In 2014, Greens successfully backed Shahrar Ali for Deputy Leader, a term which he served during a time of tremendous expansion for the party. He is now standing for leader at the urging of grassroots members who want to see a revival in the Green Party's fortunes, both electorally and in terms of our core values.

Browse the slideshow to see what members of the Green Party are saying about Shahrar, and why they are backing his election as leader. New supporters are added on a regular basis, so be sure to check back for updates!

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Media Performance


Accomplished Media Performer

Media Performance


Accomplished Media Performer

Shahrar in the Media

An accomplished media performer and stirring public speaker, Shahrar is known throughout the party for his ability to deliver in the public eye.

Don't take our word for it, take a look at some of the videos below to experience his speaking first hand:

Shahrar Ali was interviewed on BBC Daily Politics & Sunday Politics today where he spoke about the EU and solidarity - and the strong green case for voting remain.

Deputy Leader Shahrar Ali speaks at the Green Party's Spring Conference, 2016

A serious issue, a not-so serious interview: Shahrar Ali, our Home Affairs Spokesperson on BBC Two's Mash Report to discuss policing with Andrew Hunter Murray.

On BBC general election debate 2015, Deputy leader Shahrar Ali takes on the big guns, including Sadiq Khan, on the political issues facing our country, whether the housing crisis or the economic crisis.

RT UK speaks to Shahrar Ali, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, discussing Tony Blair and the Chilcot Report.

 

Deputy Leader of the Green Party, Shahrar Ali, joined a panel debate on BBC South East Today to talk about the crisis in Calais and the humane response we should be taking.

Other Links:

VIDEO: "Animal Sentience": Shahrar Ali on BBC Daily Politics
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05p2x7z/player

 

PODCAST: "Moral Maze": Shahrar Ali (from 19'44" to 28'24")

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g7mjy

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Campaigns


Campaigns & values

Campaigns


Campaigns & values

A veteran grassroots campaigner, Shahrar has been fighting campaigns with the Green Party since becoming a member sixteen years ago in 2002.

Here are just a few of the goals Shahrar will continue to prioritise for the party:

Climate Change

We have the radical policies to make a difference: through creation of Green new deal jobs in renewable energy or replacement of our broken economics with carbon budgets. Shahrar gets the urgency of climate change and is committed to communicating it effectively.

 

Trust

Shahrar values and respects internal process and our unique policy making. He can be trusted to represent the views of the membership and articulate Green policies. On Universal Basic Income or Heathrow, he champions our position energetically. We must avoid conflict between press release and member-led policy. This applied to cart-before-horse talk of progressive alliances, which by-passed conference, with disastrous consequences in 2017.

 

Liberty

Shahrar has a track record of speaking out against blatant curtailment of our civil liberties by successive governments. He will continue to defend the rights of the wrongly and disproportionately targeted. He has been a vocal critic of the Islamophobic effects of the Prevent strategy, the racist effects of stop and search and the obscene caging of children in Trump's America.

 

Democracy

With a PhD in the philosophy of lying and deception, Shahrar is well-placed to expose daily hypocrisy in politics and to promote the Greens' vision of empowering democratic institutions. He has given keynote addresses to Republic, criticising the hereditary principle as applied to the monarchy or second chamber, and has pushed for proportional representation in elections.

 

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