I come from Bristol, went to school in Lawrence Weston and live in Bristol North West with my wife and two children. I am a freelance photographer and lecturer at universities and schools throughout the UK but have also: been a teacher in Bristol (design and technology), worked for Sustrans, spent a year working in Leigh Woods and managed a safari camp in Kenya.
I grew up being involved with environmental campaigns and have been a member of the Green Party for 26 years. I coordinated Bristol Green Party throughout the 1990s, and have stood in local, parliamentary and European elections. Currently I am involved with several educational and community issues, and have a wide interest in areas from transport and international affairs to food politics and employment.
Children, pensioners, the unemployed, the low-paid, the sick, disabled people and carers are all being throttled by the coalition’s cuts. We should increase taxation of the rich and large companies, clamp down on tax avoidance and invest in a programme of green jobs.
Climate change represents the greatest threat to human communities and the natural environment. 70% of the UK’s coal imports arrive in Avonmouth when the only safe place for fossil fuels is in the ground! We need long-term policies for renewable energy and a reduction of demand. Southmead Hospital is a great resource but we need a publicly owned NHS, with no place for the profit motive and need to build a healthier and more equal society.
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General Election 8 June 2017
Meet Green Party Bristol Candidates for the General Election 2017
Cezara Nanu For Kingswood
Cezara is passionate about the NHS and local heath services
Darren Hall for Bristol West
Darren grew up in Berkeley, Gloucestershire and now lives and works in Bristol.