5 November 2013
Leading Green Party politician, Jenny Jones, is to be introduced into the Second Chamber in the Palace of Westminster, today, by Baroness Grey-Thompson and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws. Both women have been hand-picked by Baroness Jones for their inspirational work in the campaigning and legal fields.
On her forthcoming introduction Baroness Jones commented: "Being in the House of Lords means I'll be able to do more, perhaps achieve more transparency, on issues like the scandal of undercover police having sex with targets or on the appalling inequality in society, where the rich/poor divide is opening wider every year. Now I can not only speak out, but I can vote on bills that could really make a difference."
Baroness Grey-Thompson said: “I am delighted that Baroness Jones is joining us in the House of Lords. I was excited about welcoming her, and being part of her introduction ceremony because it brings another important perspective in to the Chamber. It is a huge privilege to be picked as a supporter for a new Peer.”
Ms Jones was chosen as the Green Party nomination by a ballot of all members of the Green Party of England and Wales. She has been a London Assembly Member for 13 years, which has included being Deputy Mayor of London, and prior to that was Chair of the National Green Party Executive.