Green Party announce Parliamentary candidate for Hemel Hempstead

A familiar face has been selected as the Green Party's candidate for the general election.

Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 1:14 pm
Sherief Hassan

Sherief Hassan stood for the same seat in 2017, and has put climate change, and public transport, at the heart of his manifesto.

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.

“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.”

Mr Hassan, who has lived and worked locally for 20 years, is a self-employed media consultant.

He added that the Greens would be concentrating their electioneering efforts online and with street stalls, as it was a December election.