Animal Welfare Party is delighted to announce today that four candidates will contest the 2015 UK General Election.
Details of AWP’s candidates and the constituencies being contested are listed below:
AWP Candidate for Kensington: Professor Andrew Knight BSc (Vet Biol), BVMS, CertAW, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), PhD, MRCVS, SFHEA
Andrew Knight is a European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, and a Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics at the University of Winchester. An active animal advocate for over 20 years, Andrew has published extensively on animal issues within both academic and popular media. He is a keen supporter of socially responsible policies that make a positive difference in the lives of people and animals, and that safeguard biodiversity and preserve our environment. When off duty Andrew enjoys adventure sports such as mountaineering and he is increasingly addicted to salsa.
AWP Candidate for Holborn & St. Pancras: Vanessa Hudson
Leader of AWP since 2010, Vanessa believes that ending speciesism is one of the great moral imperatives of our time and that winning political representation for animals is a crucial step in achieving that goal. Vanessa enjoys working with other animal welfare parties from around the world and takes great encouragement from the successes some of them have already enjoyed at national and EU Parliament level.
A Producer / Director in the media industry by profession, Vanessa was born in Sheffield, and grew up in Nottinghamshire before moving to London by way of Hong Kong and Sydney. This year she celebrates her 20th year as a vegan.
AWP Candidate for Hackney North & Stoke Newington: Jon Homan
Jon has served on Animal Welfare Party’s Committee of National Officers since 2013. He believes strongly in ending all animal cruelty and feels establishing a dedicated voice for animals in the political arena is essential. A trained astrophysicist, Jon is an IT Consultant by profession.Jon has two children and has lived in the constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington for 15 years.
AWP Candidate for Putney: Guy Dessoy
Guy is a Chief Operations Officer in the Support Services sector. He is passionate about the health and welfare of all animal species and the natural environments that support us. Guy enjoys strengthening relationships with other animal parties around the world and is greatly encouraged by the recent growth of our network in Europe. In his free time, he loves to spend time outdoors and is a member of Vegan Runners UK.
The UK General Election takes place on 7th May 2015.
To register to vote, visit: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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