The following Brent Councillor candidates have pledged to do all they can to ensure that the Brent Pensions Fund ends its investment in fossil fuels and invests in a just transition to a zero-carbon economy:
|William Relton||Willesden Green||Green|
|Sheila Simpson||Queens Park||Green|
|Peter Murry||Dollis Hill||Green|
|Jumbo Chan||Harlesden and Kensal Green||Labour|
|Iman Ahmadi Moghaddam||Wembley Park||Labour|
|Mary Mitchell||Welsh Harp||Labour|
|Ryan Hack||Brondesbury Park||Labour|
|Saqlain Choudry||Willesden Green||Labour|
|Janice Long||Dudden Hill (currently / Willesden Green (candidate)||Labour|
|Anton Georgiou||Alperton||Liberal Democrat|
|Derick Rethans||Kilburn||Liberal Democrat|
Others still have time to sign up!
Brent Council invests over £20 million of its pension fund money in planet-wrecking fossil fuels. This also puts members’ pensions in jeopardy as fossil fuel investments now pose a dangerous long-term financial risk.
Cardiff, Waltham Forest, Southwark, Islington and Lambeth councils have already committed to divesting their pensions.
If you have any further questions on this, please contact us at Brent FoE or the UK Divest team at email@example.com. Here is a short guide to divestment which provides some more information on the issue. UK Divest is also hosting a webinar for sitting councillors and prospective candidates on Tuesday 26 April which will explore the moral and financial benefits of divesting from gas, oil and coal. If you are interested Please register here