24 May 2018
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The Green Party today announced clean air campaigner Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah as their candidate for the upcoming Lewisham East by-election.
Adoo-Kissi-Debrah became a local clean air campaigner following the death of her daughter in 2013 from a rare and severe form of asthma. This led her to set up the Ella Roberta Family Foundation, which works to increase awareness of asthma in schools and local community groups.
Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is standing on a platform of tackling air pollution, giving people a say on Brexit and improving Lewisham’s schools.
Nearly 9,500 people die early every year in London because of air pollution , and Adoo-Kissi-Debrah has committed to fighting for clean air and respiratory conditions to be prioritised at a national level if elected as Lewisham East’s MP.
As Lewisham East voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, Adoo-Kissi-Debrah will campaign for the British people to have a final say on Europe.
Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who is a secondary school teacher in Lewisham, will also fight for schools that local people can be proud of. She wants more funding for young people’s mental health support, and to implement a joined up, holistic approach to the issue which helps young people and their families manage their conditions while giving them the confidence to go flourish.
Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah said:
"I am standing in the Lewisham East by-election for the Green Party because I know Lewisham residents now want to see real change, and a stronger, healthier Lewisham. They are sick of party-political infighting and want to see the real problems they have being championed in Parliament.
“I am here to cut through the grand-standing and ideology and deliver for Lewisham. People in Lewisham want to see their lives improve."