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Newham Green Party announces Boleyn by-election candidate

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 October 2018

Frankie-Rose Taylor is the Green Party candidate in the Boleyn ward by-election on November 1. Pic: FRANK ROBINSON

Frankie-Rose Taylor is the Green Party candidate in the Boleyn ward by-election on November 1. Pic: FRANK ROBINSON

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The Green Party has announced who will be battling for votes in the Boleyn ward by-election.

Cllr Veronica Oakeshott, pictured with MP Stephen Timms, announced in September that she is stepping down. Pic: MELISSA PAGECllr Veronica Oakeshott, pictured with MP Stephen Timms, announced in September that she is stepping down. Pic: MELISSA PAGE

Frankie-Rose Taylor will have a second shot at taking the area in next month’s ballot which was triggered after Labour councillor Veronica Oakeshott announced she was stepping down to be “closer to her family”.

Ms Taylor said: “As a young, working class woman, born and bred in Boleyn ward, I am really excited to once again be standing for election here.

“I am passionate about speaking up for my community.”

The Newham Green Party convenor and co-chairman of London Young Greens was pipped at the post by Cllr Oakeshott in a by-election in 2015.

A performance artist and press officer for a feminist circus by day, Ms Taylor said her priorities if elected would be demanding better social housing, fighting gentrification and making sure rising prices don’t push her neighbours out of Newham.

The election takes place on November 1.


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