This year, we are going to run the largest youth electoral campaign in British history. Our full election slate is yet to be announced, but we’ve got a growing squad of Green New Deal Champions (below) who will fight for the Green New Deal in the halls of power.
Watch this space – this year we will be campaigning for a group of real progressives who understand what it means to be a movement politician. It’s time to build power in parliament and beyond.
Meet our GND Champions
Nadia is one of Parliament’s youngest MPs and was elected at 23 years old as MP for Nottingham East. Nadia is one of the handful of MPs who are fighting for our generation right now in Parliament and fighting for a Green New Deal in Parliament and beyond.
Having started community organising at 16, she campaigned against the bedroom tax and fought for migrant and workers’ rights. Her anti-establishment spirit resonates with young people up and down the country. Nadia Whittome embodies the powerful convergence of activism and politics, tirelessly working for her community’s welfare and inspiring hope for the future.
Zarah has been MP for Coventry South since 2019. Zarah is one of us – a young person who has grown up in a time of crisis, who knows the scale of change that we need to win and who has been fighting for it all her life. As a young woman of colour who grew up in the West Midlands, Zarah knows all too well the intersections of climate and social injustice.
Zarah’s journey is a testament to her commitment to community service and advocacy. Join us in supporting Zarah Sultana as she continues to champion the Green New Deal in Parliament, fighting for a more equitable and sustainable future for Coventry South.
Siân Berry is running to be elected as the new Green MP in Brighton Pavillion in the 2024 General Election, taking over from the incredible Caroline Lucas MP. Siân Berry is a powerhouse of climate and social justice campaigning in UK politics. Siân Berry has championed the GND as a London Assembly member, publicly supported our movements demands, and knows that our future depends upon tackling the climate and ecological emergency in ways that also respect principles of social justice, racial justice and human rights.
Our champions are united by the Green New Deal, not by the party they represent. That’s how we build our own power to transform politics!
Clive Lewis, a fierce Green New Deal Champion representing Norwich South.
Clive’s been working and building coalitions between workers in unions, faith groups, and social movements like Green New Deal Rising to make the change we need to see a reality. In 2019, when our movement got started, he brought our Green New Deal Bill to Parliament, alongside Green MP Caroline Lucas, in the first attempt ever to legislate for a Green New Deal in the UK.
Olivia is a Green New Deal Champion and MP for Sheffield Hallam. Despite being one of the youngest MPs in the UK, Olivia’s commitment to stopping climate collapse and protecting nature has previously gained her the position of Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Net Zero, where she acted as our generation’s voice in Parliament.
Olivia is particularly passionate about nature rights and has been at the very forefront of the fight for a National Nature Service across the UK. Olivia has co-sponsored the Green New Deal Bill in Parliament and has used every opportunity to progress it.
Carla Denyer is the co-leader of the Green Party in England and Wales and is running to be the first ever Green MP for the new Bristol Central. We have a huge opportunity to elect another Green New Deal Champion into Parliament!
In 2019, Carla made waves as the Green Party’s MP candidate in Bristol West, securing second place and nearly doubling the Greens’ previous vote share. Carla’s impact extends beyond electoral triumphs. In 2018, she authored and proposed Europe’s first Climate Emergency declaration, setting Bristol on a path to carbon neutrality by 2030. This groundbreaking initiative has since been embraced by 570 UK councils, the UK Parliament, and the Scottish and Welsh governments.
We build power and transform politics by working together across parties to hold the government to account, and pushing through the Green New Deal future that our generation deserves.
Watch this space! There are a number of aspiring MPs running for election who will represent our movement – potential Green New Deal Champions for us to fight alongside this year. More coming soon…
You can also check out which current MPs have backed a Green New Deal in Parliament here.