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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 - current


Runner Up Green Party Leader

Aug 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

Supporters

In 2014, Greens successfully backed Shahrar Ali for Deputy Leader, a term which he served during a time of tremendous expansion for the party. In 2016, he narrowly missed a seat on the London Assembly. He is now standing for Green Mayor of London 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 Mayor of London and Lead Assembly Member. 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

Let’s put the climate emergency front and centre of everything we do: time is running out! As your Green mayoral candidate, Shahrar will speak out across London – unapologetically – to get us on a war footing. You’ll find him in the Occupy movement, as a founding signatory to Extinction Rebellion. He has campaigned against incineration and fracking, promoted energy efficiency and been part of broad coalitions to save wildlife and SSSI spaces.

Policing

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. He is a regular speaker on anti-racism demonstrations and has spoken out against the de Menezes fatality , race-based policing, UKBA raids, racist van slogans and water cannon.

 

Trust

Let’s speak truth to power without selling out to the system. Shahrar won’t be signing us up to disastrous progressive alliances or the IHRA definition in City Hall. He 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.

 

Women’s Rights

Let’s continue to meet with women’s groups concerned about the impact of the GRA and with LGBTIQA+ campaigners, too. We ignore all stakeholders at our electoral peril. Shahrar will support local parties, by-elections and year-round campaigns, the things that makes us tick as a political force.

 

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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