Candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow

Shahrar Ali

Green Party General Election Candidate

Dr Shahrar Ali is Green Party Home Affairs spokesperson and its former Deputy Leader.

For many years, he has been a prominent and outspoken campaigner for civil liberties against the consequences of flawed policy – from the detention of UK residents in Guantanamo and fatal shooting of de Menezes; to the Islamophobic effects of the Prevent programme and stop and search based on racial profiling.

A philosopher by training, Shahrar was awarded a PhD from UCL on the morality of lies and deception, with special reference to public life. He teaches moral philosophy and works in health education at Whitechapel.

He is author of two popular books on green politics, most recently Why Vote Green 2015 (Biteback), has given a Ted talk on the climate change emergency and regularly features in public festivals.

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