Election 2017: Meet Havering’s Green Party candidates
PUBLISHED: 11:52 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:52 15 May 2017
Denis Breading and David Hughes
All of the borough’s Green Party candidates have been announced for next month’s general election.
David Hughes will fight against former Conservative’s Andrew Rosindell, Labour’s Angelina Leatherbarrow and Liberal Democrat Ian Sanderson for the Romford constituency.
Born in Romford, David has been working in graphics, photography and audio visual production for 17 years and says he has been interested in doing what’s right by the environment since he was a teenager.
He said: “I joined the Green Party to promote environmental policies and try to ensure that the future isn’t a barren wasteland of pillaged rainforests, contaminated countryside and lifeless oceans.
“But in addition to the most important issues of sustainability, environmental protection and climate change is social justice, fairness and equality.
“A fantastic, healthy and vibrant planet is no legacy for future generations unless there is a responsible, educated and thriving population to enjoy it.”
Denis Breading will then be standing up for the Green Party in the south of the borough as a candidate for the Dagenham and Rainham constituency.
As an Elm Park resident, David was a councillor representing South Hornchurch for eight years and worked for Ford Motor Company for almost two decades.
He now volunteers weekly at the Thames Chase Community Forest Centre and bowles for the Ford Sport and Social Club.
Denis said: “I am delighted and honoured to be chosen as the Green Party candidate for Dagenham and Rainham.
“This general election offers the opportunity for people to determine the direction of this country in the coming years.
“Only the Green Party offers a bold, positive vision of the future and an economy that works for the majority, not the privileged few.”
It was announced earlier this month that 56-year-old Upminster resident Peter Caton will be running for the Hornchurch and Upminster constituency.