Ben Fletcher has lived in Southfields since 2014, although he is originally from West Yorkshire. He works for the Financial Times leading the development of their website. Ben is profoundly deaf and visually-impaired. His first language is British Sign Language. He is an experienced campaigner for equality, human rights, animal rights and environmental issues.
Ben says “I hope to represent the Green Party in the General Election so that I can bring diversity to Parliament. As a profoundly deaf, visually-impaired BSL user, I have fought against discrimination and inequality my whole life and have succeeded despite many obstacles. I hope to help others achieve the same.”
Lois Davis has lived in Battersea for over 20 years and currently works as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Lois has been a political and community activist in Wandsworth ever since she moved to Battersea and has been involved in campaigns like saving Battersea Park Adventure Playground (we lost), keeping Formula- E car racing out of the park (we won), and supporting the implementation of 20mph speed limits across the borough (coming soon).
Lois says “I’ll be working hard to make sure the Green voice is heard in this election. We are standing up for a fair voting system, homes for people not profit, saving our precious NHS and Brexit guarantees, especially those protecting our environment”
Esther Obiri-Darko is a long-standing Tooting resident. She is a secondary school Chemistry teacher and the Green Party Science and Technology Spokesperson. She has worked alongside and campaigned with a variety of local groups and has represented the Greens in two previous elections.
Esther says “The Green Party puts equality and fairness at the heart of every policy. Whether that’s building more homes with smaller companies not big developers; creating better jobs by supporting new, green and small businesses and making sure the NHS remains a public service not a private enterprise.
A Green vote on June 8th is a vote to take back our NHS, a vote for an economy that works for all, for decent homes, and a vote for a healthy environment in which we can all thrive.”