Reflections of a green ecosocialist.
"The time has come the walrus said
To talk of many things
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax
Of cabbages and kings"
Lewis Carroll: Alice through the Looking Glass
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
London Green Party Mayoral Hustings tomorrow night at LSE
Message below re the Green Party's London Mayoral hustings being held tomorrow night at the London School of Economics. Ballot papers will be going out to all London members this week. I am supporting Farid Bakht of Tower Hamlets Green Party but more of that anon. I hope that the hustings will be filmed for those of us who cannot attend.
I'm just emailing out the details of the Mayoral selection hustings being held this Thursday evening, and hosted jointly by the LSE and UCL Green Party societies. The Facebook event is here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=193270777357436&index=1
And for those not on Facebook the hustings will be held between 7 and 8.15pm this coming Thursday, 24th February, at the London School of Economics, Room S421, St Clement's Building. If you aren't sure where you are going or need directions, just give me a call on my mobile (07749403351).
A general map of the area, including the St Clements Building, is here: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/mapsAndDirections/findingYourWayAroundLSE.aspx
Do pass this on to any other Greens who you think might be interested!
Joseph Healy stood as the Green Party's Parliamentary Candidate for Vauxhall at the last general election.
Joseph was also Number 4 on the Green Party's European list in London.
He was Male Co-Convenor of Green Left, the ecosocialist, anti-capitalist platform within the Green Party, for two years and was the Secretary for the last year. He is an officer of Coalition of Resistance, the leading anti-cuts campaigning organisation. He resigned from the Green Party this February in protest against the Green Council in Brighton & Hove voting through budget cuts.
He has also been recently elected as the Treasurer of Queers Against the Cuts.
He was also the Green Party's delegate to the Stop the War Coalition and an active anti-war campaigner.
He is an active trade unionist and a member of UNITE.
He was working for four years as director of a Pan London disability charity in Brixton (Transport for All) campaigning for better accessible transport for disabled people and is himself disabled. He currently works for Lambeth's main disability organisation, Disability Advice Service Lambeth on a part time basis.
After having been Vice Chair of the London Ambulance Service Patients Forum, the largest public and patient involvement group in the NHS, he was elected Chair in 2010 and re-elected Chair in 2011.
He was also active as a pioneer in the LGBT rights movement in the Irish Republic in the 70s and early 80s and has campaigned strongly in London on issues connected with HIV and health.
Joseph lives in Camberwell with his partner and his cat.