Election 2017: Redbridge's Green Party candidates revealed
PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24 11 May 2017
The Green Party have revealed the three candidates they hope will snatch shock election wins in Redbridge.
RoseMary Warrington will once more contest Ilford South for her party, having won 1,506 votes in 2015.
Ms Warrington has lived in east London since 1975 when she came to the capital to study mathematics at Queen Mary University.
Campaigns she has supported include the protests against the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E and attempting to prevent development on Oakfields.
Ms Warrington said: “Many of the problems that people face are due to insufficient decent and genuinely affordable housing.
“Governments have allowed this to happen through both the loss of social housing due to the Right to Buy and not permitting councils to build replacements.
“We urgently need to replace the broken politics of the past with a green future that works.”
Sinead King and Ashley Gunstock are to contest Chingford and Woodford Green and Leyton and Wanstead respectively.
Ms King has lived in Wanstead for the last nine years and is a self-employed barrister.
She said: “I joined the Greens as part of the Green surge. I was drawn to their new form of politics: one where every voice counts.
“Their ambition: the determination to look after all the resources of this country for the long term.
“Their values: the belief in safeguarding the community and the environment, raising standards of living, and the recognition that everyone in the country has to something to contribute.”
Mr Gunstock has lived in Leyton and Wanstead since 1998 and is married with an 18-year-old son.
A professional actor for more than 35 years, Mr Gunstock also previously starred in The Bill.
Of his political stance, he said: “I urge the electorate to take a long hard look at the vibrant, radical and relevant Green Party approach to issues such as immigration, the economy, crime and education, which affect us all – and seriously consider voting Green on June 8th.”