Candidate for Beverley and Holderness

Isabel Pires

Green Party General Election Candidate

Dr Isabel Pires is a cancer research scientist and lecturer, as well as a keen science communicator. She is also passionate about sustainability and equality.

"The UK population is facing many challenging pressures, including the climate emergency (of which the current flooding is a stark reminder), staggering inequality, an NHS struggling under extreme pressure, increase in food bank usage, homelessness, and in-work poverty, amongst others. The Tory party, with its right-wing, populist, and profit focused policies, has failed to deal with these effectively in their nearly 10 years in government.

More importantly, I am acutely aware as a scientist that the climate emergency is the biggest threat we are facing right now. The Green Party is the only party with clear, comprehensive policies to protect the environment and to build a safe, equal, and fair future for our children and grandchildren.

I believe that we need to be the change we want to see in the world. The current form of the UK political system, including the broken and outdated First Past The Post voting system, is crippling any possibility of a truly democratic government.

If you have been inspired by the recent environmental movements and increase in youth activism, voting for the Green Party represents an alternative you can believe in."

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