Andree Frieze

Category: Parallel session

Biography

I joined the Green Party in 2012 and immediately became an an active member, holding posts as social media and events officer. I ran in the 2014 council elections in Richmond borough, coming third after the Conservatives and LibDems in the ward. In the 2015 General Election I stood in Richmond Park, where we achieved 3,548 votes or 6%. This meant we kept our deposit – the first time ever for the local party – and the only one to do so in the outer boroughs of London. I ran as a constituency candidate for the London Assembly elections in May 2016, keeping our vote share the same as 2012 and propelling the Green Party to the third party in London. In November 2017, the local party took the decision that I would not stand in the Richmond Park by-election called after Zac Goldsmith resigned. Instead, we built on our connections with the local LibDems and entered an alliance with them to defeat the pro-Brexit candidate.

Links

https://my.greenparty.org.uk/london-assembly-candidates/36761

Other speakers in this session

Michelle Sheather

She is the International Development Coordinator for the Australian Greens.

Terry Reintke

Terry Reintke is a Member of the European Parliament, elected 2014 at the age of 27 which makes her the youngest female MEP.

Linnéa Engström

Linnéa Engström is a Green MEP from Sweden. She is a first vice chair of the fisheries committee, substitute member in committees ENVI and FEMM. Political scientist with a great interest in Russia, development, gender and security policy.

Anita Nautiyal

Anita Nautiyal, science graduate, educationist, Co Founder of Ananda Vatika Green GurukulamAVGG since August 2016, has established a Green School – Ananda Vatika Green Gurukulam – at Madan Negi in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand.

Veronica Juzgado

Sociologist. She is one of the conveners of the Global Greens Women's Network and the former Global Greens Coordinator. Passionate about the idea of the consolidation of a worldwide green movement.

Michiel van de Kasteelen

Studied International Law, International Organisations and International Relations at Leyden University.

Andrew Kroglund

Andrew Kroglund is international secretary of the Norwegian Green Party. He has worked as a director or senior adviser in several Norwegian NGOs, and has been the Vice President of the International Rainforest Foundation. He is currently an author and consultant.

Efi Xanthou
  • Efi Xanthou, 2nd Vice President, Cyprus Green Party.
  • Political Scientist, MBA (Master in Business Administration) graduate.
  • Cyprus Green Party delegate to various EGP Congress and Council meetings since 2001.
Ciarán Cuffe

Ciarán is a Green Party councillor in Dublin’s North Inner City, and chairs Dublin City Council's Transport Committee. He has served as a member of parliament, and as Minister of State with responsibility for climate change, planning and sustainable transport and travel.

Jeremy Burke

Jeremy Burke is a world leader in green investment and green financing institutions. He is an Australian Greens member, living in London.

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