The Green Party has selected Siân Berry to fight next year’s Mayoral election. Ms Berry, 32, won 45% of the vote and beat four others for the candidacy.
Last year she was elected unopposed as Female Principal Speaker at the Green Party’s annual conference in September 2006. Previously the Party’s national Campaigns Co-ordinator, she was also the party’s candidate for the Hampstead and Highgate constituency in the 2005 General Election.
Speaking after the result was declared Ms Berry said: “Life is a struggle for ordinary people in London. If it’s not the chaos of our transport network, it’s the high cost of living, the daily struggle to make a living wage, or crazy levels of rent and mortgages.
“Our vision is clear: a fairer, greener, healthier London. A city run on a human scale, which enriches the lives of everyone.
“A Green mayor would be the best thing that ever happened to London. I can help bring a wide range of voters behind us with my record of action, and our vision of London as the world’s leading example of a diverse, socially just, green city.”
In 2000 and 2004 the party fielded Assembly Member Darren Johnson as their candidate.