Dacorum Green Party Elections

2019 General Election

Dacorum Green Party are pleased to announce our two parliamentary candidates for the upcoming 2019 general election - Tom Pashby and Sherief Hassan.

Tom Pashby, South West Hertfordshire candidate

Tom Pashby with Dacorum Green Party members

Tom grew up in Croxley Green and went to Rickmansworth school. Tom studied environmental science at university and has since worked and volunteered in sustainable energy and climate-focused policy and communications.

In the 2018 local elections, with Three Rivers Green Party having previously not stood a candidate, Tom came second out of five candidates, thanks to a successful campaign in Rickmansworth Town. Campaigning included speaking to residents, finding out what was important to them and acting on it. Actions included getting a speed sensor installed on a dangerous stretch of road, delivering emissions reductions and improved road safety.

Tom said: “The Greens are the only party committed to realistic action on the climate emergency, for a People’s Vote, to campaign for remain, and to heal the wounds from a decade of austerity. Vote Green for a more prosperous future.

“We recognise that infinite economic growth is impossible on a finite planet. Continued support by the other parties for neoliberalism will delivery misery for the many and the sixth mass extinction.

“Remaining as members of the European Union will make the transition to a zero-carbon, prosperous society more achievable. Cross border cooperation is needed now more than ever, but it is important that I and others hoping to stop Brexit seek a democratic mandate in a Peoples’ Vote.”

Email Tom at tom.pashby@greenparty.org.uk

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Sherief Hassan, Hemel Hempstead candidate

Sherief Hassan with Dacorum Green Party members

Sherief has lived and worked in Hemel Hempstead for over 20 years where both of his children were born in Hemel Hospital. As well as working self-employed as a media consultant, Sherief volunteers with Radio Dacorum as a presenter, is on the committee of the Friends of Halsey Field Local Wildlife group, and acts as Child Protection Officer for the Boxmoor Playhouse where he has been a member since 2012.

Sherief has been campaigning for the Green Party in Dacorum for several years and given a commitment to never stop fighting for a clean future for the generations to come.

He said, “Hemel Hempstead is in desperate need of reliable trains and buses – and the situation is getting worse. If our rapidly growing town is to be sustainable, we have to fix this long-term problem now!”

Sherief stated, “This election is being called for one reason: Brexit, a subject of vital concern to us all. However, for Greens the real challenge is the Climate Emergency. As a Green MP I will fight for the right of the British voting public to approve the Brexit withdrawal agreement through a People's Vote. I believe that the bonfire of regulations and safeguards that are proposed can only harm our fragile environment and continue our failure to meet our much-needed targets.

“We are witnessing a very worrying decline in our environment, oceans, and air quality. We desperately need a Green New Deal to address climate chaos, prioritise renewables and public transport and to deliver a better way of life. Our planet needs people in power who recognise that we are living in a climate emergency and are dedicated to taking action.”

In view of the time of year the Dacorum Green Party has decided to minimise door to door canvassing and instead concentrate on using online technology and street stalls to take its message to the local electorate.

Email Sherief at sherief.greenparty@sherief.co.uk

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