I’ve been active in politics for the past 2-3 years, including being a member of one of the big parties. But I realised some months ago that the Greens are the only genuinely progressive party in England – it’s got great policies on housing, the environment and justice – with a real chance of influencing people, parliament and the media. So I resigned from my old party in December and joined the Greens immediately afterwards.
During the past few weeks, I’ve been playing an active part in Jillian’s campaign. I’ve persuaded quite a few friends and colleagues to join the Greens. I’d never done any door-knocking before. But I shadowed one of our experienced canvassers in January and had a bit of coaching. Now I’m happy to knock on doors and engage with residents. I really enjoy it – it’s great listening to people and hearing about the issues that concern them – and I’m sure it helps in influencing some people to vote Green.