General Election 2017
Sutton Green Party General Election Campaign launch
The Green Party has launched its election campaign and announced the candidates they have chosen to stand in the two Sutton seats.
Shasha Khan – Carshalton and Wallington
Shasha,45, is married with one daughter. He has a Politics and Economics degree from University of Wolverhampton. He is a hotelier by trade and a committed campaigner. He has stood for parliament on four previous occasions and twice for the Greater London Assembly constituency of Sutton and Croydon.
In 2009 he founded the Stop The (Beddington) Incinerator campaign. Over the years he has continuously opposed this dangerous development and in 2013 he took the Lib Dem controlled Sutton Council to the High Court, risking his house in the process.
In 2018 the giant waste incinerator, which dominates the skyline for much of the constituency, will be operational.
Shasha said, “Carshalton & Wallington needs an MP who will stand up for you especially when the chimneys start emitting lead, arsenic and harmful nanoparticles all over the constituency.”
Claire Jackson-Prior Sutton and Cheam
Claire has lived in the Sutton and Cheam constituency since 2002, having grown up on a council estate in Bognor Regis and then living in Enfield for 5 years. She is 44 and married with two children, both of whom attend local schools. She has a degree in Geology from the University of London, having studied at UCL. She has worked in a wholesale newsagent and a photographic agency and is at present a direct seller.
Claire is passionate about the NHS, and is a member of the Keep Our St Helier Campaign. Her children were both born at St Helier, and she herself was treated there for a heart attack in 2008, so she understands the importance of having an acute hospital nearby.
Claire Jackson-Prior said, “The General Election in 2017 will be the first time I'll be standing as a candidate. Our country has a huge problem of economic injustice and we need new thinking to address this. The Green Party’s policies are the way forward for a more just society in the UK.”