6 March 2019
The Green Parties of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking, Dagenham and City of London have voted to select Tim Kiely as their candidate for the London Assembly constituency of City and East for the 2020 London Assembly elections.
Tim beat Danny Keeling from Newham to secure the nomination.
In 2016 the Greens came third in City and East with nearly 10% of the vote and are aiming to hugely improve on that in 2020.
Tim Kiely is currently co-chair of Tower Hamlets Green Party. Tim is also co-Chair of the LimeGreen community gardening project in Limehouse dedicated to the greening of the local area for the benefit of all residents. In his day-job he is a criminal barrister. Tim stood in Limehouse for the Greens in the 2017 local elections.
Tim says "We need dedicated voices for action on air pollution, genuinely affordable housing, renters' rights, criminal justice and local public services - matters that affect all Londoners. I am a huge admirer of the work done by Sian Berry and Caroline Russell on the Assembly, as well as all elected Greens working to make a practical difference to their constituents."
London Green Party has also selected national co-leader Sian Berry to stand as candidate for London Mayor. Berry came third in the London Mayoral election in 2016.