Siân Berry

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Berry speaking at a march against cuts to nurse training bursaries in 2016
Leader of the Green Party in the London Assembly
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byJenny Jones
Member of the London Assembly
as the 10th Additional Member
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byDarren Johnson
Councillor for Camden London Borough Council
Assumed office
22 May 2014
Preceded byMaya De Souza
Principal Speaker of the Green Party
In office
24 November 2006 - 30 November 2007
Preceded byCaroline Lucas
Succeeded byCaroline Lucas
Personal details
Born(1974-07-09) 9 July 1974 (age 43)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Political partyGreen Party of England and Wales
EducationPate's Grammar School
Trinity College, Oxford
Known forGreen Party Principal Speaker, 2006-07
London mayoral candidate, 2008
London mayoral candidate, 2016


Siân Rebecca Berry (given birth to 9 July 1974) can be an British politician and person in the Green Party of Britain and Wales. From 2006 to 2007, she was among the Green Party’s Primary Loudspeakers. She was the party’s applicant in the 2008 London mayoral election, and once again in the 2016 election, of which she arrived third. She presently serves as an associate from the London Set up and the just Green Party councillor on Camden Council, representing Highgate.

Early life and career

Given birth to and raised in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, Berry was educated in Pate's Grammar College, a state sentence structure college in Cheltenham, where her dad, John Berry, is a instructor, accompanied by Trinity University at the School of Oxford, where she studied Metallurgy and Research of Components. Upon graduating in 1997, she transferred to London.

Green Party politician

Berry joined the Green Party aged 27 when functioning being a medical copywriter for huge pharmaceutical businesses, which she decided conflicted with her concepts. She became significantly politically active, starting a new profession in an moral temping company that handled an array of charitable organisations. She worked well like a website supervisor at Imperial University London but remaining to spotlight her mayoral marketing campaign.In her first key get together political role as the Green Party Campaigns Co-ordinator, Berry led the Green Energy Works Campaign, calling for low carbon, nonnuclear energy to tackle climate change. She also led a marketing campaign against the renewal of Britain's nuclear tool, the Trident submarine, going to the nuclear submarine foundation in Faslane, Scotland, to protest.Berry didn't end up being elected to Camden London Borough Council 3 x: once during 2002 and twice in 2006. In the 2002 regional elections, she arrived 5th in the Highgate ward with 811 votes, 38 votes behind the 3rd place necessary to gain a chair. The 2006 Regional Elections noticed her competition the neighbouring Kentish City ward, where she obtained 1,057 votes and arrived 6th out of 12. A 7 Dec 2006 by-election in Kentish City ward noticed her arrive second out of four with 812 votes, behind the Liberal Democrat champion on 1093 votes.In 2005, Berry was the Green Party's parliamentary applicant for the Hampstead and Highgate constituency (which include both Highgate and Kentish Town wards) in the overall Election. She received 5.3% from the vote, coming fourth.Berry was elected while the Green Party's woman Principal Loudspeaker unopposed in fall months 2006, succeeding Caroline Lucas MEP and, functioning alongside male Primary Speaker Derek Wall structure, served until Fall months 2007 when Lucas resumed the post following an election. She published a regular blog page for the brand new Statesman current affairs publication from November 2006 – July 2008.On 12 March 2007, the Green Party announced that Berry will be the party's applicant in the 2008 London mayoral election, after she received 45% from the votes in the London Green Party's internal election. Berry suggested that her voters back again Labour Party applicant Ken Livingstone as their second choice and Livingstone advocated an comparable choice for his followers. Berry was endorsed with the Independent as well as the Observer papers, with Ken Livingstone as second choice. Berry emerged 4th, with 3.15% of first preferences and 13.50% of second preferences. This is the highest putting for the Green Mayoral applicant at that time, afterwards surpassed with the Green's Jenny Jones in the 2012 London Mayoral Elections who emerged third prior to the Liberal Democrats.In the 2014 local elections, Berry was elected towards the Highgate ward of Camden London Borough Council, holding the seat of outgoing Green councillor Maya De Souza within a split end result for the ward. On 2 Sept it had been announced that she acquired won the inner party election to stand as the Greens' London mayoral applicant and initial place list applicant for the London Set up elections in 2016. She was mostly of the applicants in the competition to rent instead of own her house and made personal renters' privileges a centrepiece of her advertising campaign. She was defined with the Guardian's London expert Dave Hill as having "like her party, expanded even more formidable with knowledge".

Non-party activism

Berry was a creator from the Alliance against Urban 4

Police monitoring

In Apr 2016, it had been reported that Berry have been monitored from the Country wide Household Extremism and Disorder Cleverness Unit, in obvious contradiction of assurances by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner from the Metropolitan Police, that the machine wouldn't normally target relaxing campaigners.


Berry can be author of several books, including 50 Methods to Greener Travel, 50 Methods to be considered a Greener Shopper, 50 Methods to Conserve Drinking water and Energy and 50 Methods to make your home and backyard greener. This year 2010 she released Mend it! and in 2011 Rubbish for Pleasure on upcycling tasks.