I’m an experienced spokesperson with policy expertise, and a community activist rooted in local campaigns.
I want to bring my energy and experience to be a powerful advocate for change – for genuinely affordable housing, for more equal pay, for streets for people instead of cars, for less polluted air, and for serious action on climate change.
Having worked with Tom for several years, I’ve seen his excellent relationships with campaign and community groups, his strong grasp of London’s housing and environmental crises and his ability to build cross-party coalitions. He would be an extremely effective Assembly Member and a forceful advocate for the Green agenda. I urge you to put Tom as your number one choice on the ballot paper.
Jenny Jones, Green member of the House of Lords and the London Assembly
I’m a campaigner. I’ve led successful campaigns since I got my students’ union to go Fairtrade in 2003. Since then – to give a few examples – 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, helped Community Land Trusts start to build affordable housing in 2012, and most recently I’ve joined the efforts to stop the Mayor of London and developers from building on Crystal Palace Park and destroying its sporting facilities.
Tom’s campaign work in Crystal Palace overlaps the Croydon North constituency, a parliamentary seat I have stood as Green party candidate on four occasions. The area has a strong sense of community, where if you do good work – people know about it. When introducing myself, I have lost count the amount of times when canvassing, running a stall or just attending meetings when a Crystal Palace resident area mentions that Green guy, or Tom by name.
Shasha Khan, Croydon Green Party
I’m involved in politics because I want to get things done, not because I enjoy bickering with other politicians. As the head of office for the Green Party at the London Assembly I’ve been able to work with the other three main parties to build consensus where needed. I’ve been able to support community and campaign groups with their causes, showing them that Greens are their natural ally through actions not just words.
Tom’s work at City Hall was absolutely integral in making London’s first Community Land Trust happen. He is a dedicated, hard working and insightful advocate for affordable housing across the capital and would be a powerful voice for change inside the London Assembly.
Dave Smith, former Chief Exec of East London CLT