Jenny Jones heads list of Green 2012 Mayoral hopefuls

Jenny Jones is one of three contenders hoping to become the Green's Mayoral candidate
London’s Green Party have confirmed the shortlist of hopefuls hoping to become the party’s 2012 Mayor of London candidate.

Existing London Assembly Member Jenny Jones, who confirmed her candidacy last month, will be up against policy co-ordinator and former MEP candidate Shahrar Ali and Farid Bakht who was the party’s parliamentary candidate for the Bow and Bethnal Green constituency in last year’s General Election.

The candidates will take part a hustings on March 3rd ahead of a ballot of all London Green Party members.

Jones and fellow Assembly Member Darren Johnson are the highest profile candidates seeking a place on the party’s list for the London Assembly’s top-up seats.

Other candidates include Noel Lynch who served on the London Assembly between 2003 and 2004 and Mayoral hopefuls Ali and Bakht.

Assembly candidates will take part in a hustings on 5th March.

The Green Mayoral candidate will be challenging incumbent Mayor Boris Johnson and Labour’s Ken Livingstone. The Liberal Democrats have yet to select a candidate.


Mayoral selection
Jenny Jones
Shahrar Ali
Farid Bakht

Assembly List selection
Shahrar Ali
Caroline Allen
Farid Bakht
Natalie Bennett
Charlotte Dingle
Andy Hewett
Anna Hughes
Darren Johnson
Jenny Jones
Sue Luxton
Noel Lynch
Romayne Phoenix
Marek Powley
Caroline Russell
Ben Samuel


  1. Cropstar says

    More chance of winning the lottery than the green party candidate becoming mayor. Even the BNP candidate would have a better shot

  2. Ben Samuel says

    Last time I checked, very recently, mayoral selection candidate Shahrar Ali is not the policy co-ordinator at present; His role in London Green Party is “local party support”.
    I would argue that the Green candidate is not as bad as 4 more years of Boris or Ken.