‘I am standing to be on the London Green Party list for a potential election to the European Parliament. London Green Party members should have already received a link to vote – the election closes at 12 noon on Friday 29 March. I’ve written an article for Bright Green about why I think the European Parliament will be crucial in averting climate breakdown. I promise to tell the story of the EU’s successes, be honest about what needs to change and work for social and climate justice. My statement for the London Green Party hustings on 16 March can be read here, with a video version here. Please give me your first preference place.
There is a very strong list of candidates to choose from. I’ve campaigned with Remco van de Stoep in Southwark – he ran the 2015 by-election in South Camberwell – and strongly recommend him for your 2nd choice. He has a deep understanding of European politics and is passionate about the Green values – with huge energy and practical good sense.’
Eleanor stood as a Green Party candidate in the May 2018 local elections. In June 2017, she stood as the Green Party candidate in Camberwell and Peckham.
Eleanor Margolies is a South Londoner who has lived in Camberwell since 2002.
As Chair of the East Dulwich Estate Regeneration Project Team (2012-16), she:
- worked with fellow residents to raise £58,000 to create a new community garden
- raised funds for the first 20 cycle lockers on the estate
- got Veolia to install new recycling bins
- helped organise two Big Lunch street parties
- held building contractors on the estate to account on air pollution and road safety
In 2014, Eleanor led a citizen science project to study air pollution with pupils at Dog Kennel Hill School and scientists from King’s College London. ‘Children and the elderly are most at risk but we’re all affected. Southwark Council should be lobbying Transport for London to clean up local buses and get diesel fumes out of our playgrounds.’
Eleanor is a writer and loves discovering local history, quiet streets and new cafes by walking. She created a guide to Camberwell art and parks and has led walks for the public.
She is a member of the Cycle Joint Steering Group on Southwark Council and campaigns for safe cycle routes and secure bike parking. In her spare time she volunteers with Wheels for Wellbeing at the Herne Hill Velodrome.
She says: ‘A Green voice on Southwark Council would mean a voice for a fairer, healthier and more efficient Southwark. I will work for affordable housing and transport, safe streets and clean air.’
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