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Dr. Katie Knight announced as Green Party assembly candidate for Enfield & Haringey

Haringey & Enfield Green Party members have selected Dr. Katie Knight as their candidate for the Enfield & Haringey constituency seat for the London Assembly election.

katie knight campaigning in enfield with zoe garbuttKatie Knight (right) with Green Party mayoral candidate Zoë Garbett

Katie Knight, a doctor says: ‘I’m delighted to have been selected as the Green Party Greater London Assembly candidate for Enfield and Haringey. For most of my adult life, I’ve lived in the two boroughs, recently moving to Enfield after many years in Tottenham; I also work locally as a doctor. I love the vibrancy and distinctive personalities of the area, from the bustle of Green Lanes to the calm of Walthamstow Wetlands and the green spaces of North Enfield.

I’ve been a Green Party member for many years and joined Enfield Green Party as a Social Media Officer in 2022. I believe that the Green Party is the strongest force for change in our broken political system, and its fundamental driving principle of equality is something to strive for. While the Green Party has a focus on the environment, it has strong policies in every field and it is only by doing the best thing for our planet that we have a hope of improving lives.

As a doctor, I understand the risk that climate change poses to our health and well-being. I have played a key role within the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in highlighting the risks of air pollution, and lobbying for clean air to be recognised as a human right. I have worked extensively within my hospital to make healthcare delivery more sustainable, and as a member of the Enfield Climate Action Forum, I have used my professional voice to advocate for the importance of green spaces for improving health.

A Green voice for Enfield and Haringey in the GLA would bring a fresh perspective to urban planning in our borough and London as a whole. If elected I would vote for cleaner energy alternatives that benefit health housing in Enfield and Haringey and the inequality this perpetuates, as well as the threat to our Green Belt land from developers. I also believe that our boroughs need better public transport infrastructure and a transport strategy that considers all road users on an equal footing.

I would be honoured to receive your vote on 2 May 2024!’

Why should I vote Zoë Garbett for London Mayor?

Residents of London know all too well how expensive it is to live here – a problem exacerbated in recent years by the rising cost of everything from food and energy to transport and private renting.

If elected as mayor, Zoë Garbett would make the city more affordable with a slate of policies designed to alleviate the burdens currently being placed on working people.

Here are the headline commitments from her campaign launch:

  • Transport: Extend free bus travel to under 22s and people seeking asylum. Plus, reinstate free pre-9am travel for Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
  • Education: Provide free school meals for primary and secondary school children in a much-needed expansion of Khan’s existing policy.
  • Renting: Seek a better deal for those navigating London’s hostile rental market by setting up a commission that could introduce a rent freeze – and work towards bringing them down.
  • Housing: Buy back homes to increase the inadequate stock and build better, sustainable properties, which will minimise the cost of bills for residents as well as their environmental impact.

At the launch event for her mayoral campaign Garbett said: “The current Labour Mayor of London has failed to get to grips with the affordability crisis facing our city, and nationally, Labour are saying they will continue many of the Conservatives’ disastrous economic policies.

“Both the Conservatives and Labour have let London down. London desperately needs a Mayor that understands the issues that most Londoners are facing… We need a Green Mayor; now is the time.”