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Dr Shahrar Ali was elected Deputy Leader of the Green Party in Sept 2014. He is the first BME deputy of a UK parliamentary party. He entered green politics in 2002 after working in the European Parliament on the risk of GM foods. Trained as a biochemical engineer then as a philosopher, he has a PhD from UCL on the morality of lying and deception. Shahrar stood in European, London Assembly and general elections and served as London Policy coordinator.

Favourite books:

1. Under the Skin by Michael Faber

2. Russia by Jonathan Dimbleby

3. One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse


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