Shahrar Ali

'We can find humanity in the most dehumanising, demoralising of situations.'

Dr Shahrar Ali was elected Deputy Leader of the Green Party in Sept 2014. He is the first BME deputy of a UK parliamentary party. Green candidate for Brent Central 2015.

He entered green politics in 2002 after working in the European Parliament on the risk of GM foods. Trained as a biochemical engineer then as a philosopher, he has a PhD from UCL on the morality of lying and deception.

He is author of Why Vote Green, an impassioned call for environmental action in the 21st century.

But what makes him stand out from his colleagues though is his doctoral thesis: Shahrar's PhD focused on lying and deception in public life.