Shahrar Ali was elected deputy leader in 2014, becoming in the process the first BME deputy of a UK parliamentary party. He entered green politics after working as a researcher in the European Parliament on the risk of GM foods. He has a PhD in philosophy, in which he tackled the morality of lying and deception, with special attention to public life. He is editor of Why Vote Green 2015, an impassioned call for environmental action and social transformation.
From betting to minimum pricing: saving the poor from themselves?
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Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board