Submitted by ian on Mon, 18/04/2022 - 17:07

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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:

Candidate Ward Party
William Relton Willesden Green Green
Simon Erskine Stonebridge Green
Martin Francis Tokyngton Green
Sheila  Simpson Queens Park Green
Nathan Williams Kilburn Green
Bastôn  De'Medici-Jaguar Kenton Green
Peter Murry Dollis Hill Green
Richard Porter Barnhill 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
Daniel Kennelly Preston 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 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