Green Party announces Hounslow candidates in local election

21 February 2022

Hounslow Green Party have selected Katharine Kandelaki to stand in Hounslow East, Stefan Wells to stand in Hounslow Heath and Michael Bull to stand in Hounslow South in the local elections in May 2022. 

Katharine KandelakiKatharine has lived in West London all her life and went to school and University in London. She qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and presently works in the NHS as a non-practicing solicitor in the governance department for a large London trust hospital. Her key interests are environmental law, healthcare, and planning. 

Katharine says: “I care deeply about air pollution and the increasing concerns of the climate crisis we are facing.”

“I previously undertook pro bono legal work on the nuclear power consultation in 2009/2010 and did research on the nuclear industry, with the aim of requiring the government to agree to a Public Inquiry into future nuclear power contracts in the UK. I attended CND talks/campaigns on spreading information about the full details relating to the nuclear industry. “

“I will campaign for the prioritisation of environmental needs over economic growth and push for my borough to be serious about reducing air pollution for cleaner air for residents, especially for children. There should be adequate and properly implemented restrictions on traffic flow by schools, not just incomplete promises. The borough is failing to protect its residents and children against respiratory and other diseases caused by air pollution, by road and air.” 

Stefan WellsStefan says: “Having lived in Brentford for the last 12 years and born in the neighbouring borough; I have sound understanding and in-depth experience of West London and the local area. Working for many years in the fields of property maintenance, construction, facilities management, and safety compliance, and with personal experience of council accommodation, home ownership and the private rented sector, my knowledge of local housing and their amenities comes from grass roots. Moving to Brentford I found a great sense of community and really enjoy the local arts and music available. Needless to say, I have seen and lived through many changes to this part of London.”

“I joined the Green Party some 10 years ago with the hope of being more active in the community, using the array of experience I have gained to influence a more inclusive and considerate approach to the local amenities, facilities and environment that we all live in. There are many challenges to creating a place where everyone wants to live, a vibrant mix of commercial, residential and industry, sympathetic to the natural environment, offering opportunities where people can live, and work in. I believe it is the principle to care for the environment; at the heart of the Green Party, that is key to achieving the right balance.”

Michael BullMichael says “I'm Australian by birth but now a naturalised Brit. I am now retired but was a teacher for over thirty years, over ten years of that at Hounslow secondary schools teaching government and politics, history, English and also English as a second language to immigrants and refugees. I hold a BA degree and two post graduate diplomas.”

“After retiring from teaching I worked in Tesco for two and a half years on the deli, fish and meat counters. I also worked for fourteen years as a cycling instructor in primary schools in the borough of Richmond upon Thames.”

“In Australia I campaigned for teacher employment rights.  I have fought Heathrow expansion past, support the Refugee Council and environmental organisations such as WWF and Greenpeace.”

“My interests include cycling, reading, country walking, music and gardening. I prefer a pint of English Ale to lager!”