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European Election Candidates 2014

East Midlands Green Party selected Katharina Boettge to head their list of five candidates for the 2014 European Elections.  Here is the full list of the Green Party candidates:


LeafletKatharina Boettge (Nottingham)

Councillor Sue Mallender (Nottingham)

Peter Allen (Glossop)

Councillor Richard Mallender (Nottingham)

Simon Hales (Derby)


We stood in the 2014 European elections to fight

  • for bringing in a Green New Deal
  • against mass animal production
  • for a more fair and equal society
  • against cuts and austerity
  • for bank regulation and a ‘Robin Hood Tax’
  • to address climate change 


Katharina Boettge was be the lead candidate for the East Midlands. 

Kat was born in June 1977 in Munich, Germany. She grew up amongst the German Green movement since her mother, Sabine Csampai was a well known, local Green politician (Depute Green Mayor of Munich). Kat came to Nottingham in October 1999. She has been raising her daughter as a single parent, whilst studying (A levels, degree in psychology and a Master in Psychotherapy) and working within social care.

After successfully completing her Masters, Kat has been working in her private practice as a psychotherapist.

From October 2012 to August 2013 Kat was the coordinator for the East Midlands Green Party, setting up various working groups and projects.

In December 2012 she was elected the lead European election candidate for the 2014 election in the East Midlands region. Additionally Kat co-opted as Town Councillor for Kimberley, a town outside of Nottingham. Due to her work experiences, Kat became the spokesperson for the Green Party in social care.

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SueSue Mallender is originally from Walsall in the West Midlands; she moved to Nottingham as a student and stayed. Sue worked as a Primary School teacher for many years and now works as a Play and Youth Coordinator for Nottingham City Council, she is also a Senior Steward for Nottingham City Unison. Sue has two daughters, Lizzie and Alice, aged 28 and 23. She was a single parent for 9 years. Sue has been a member of the Green Party since 1983 and is in her third term as a Green Party Rushcliffe Borough Councillor for Lady Bay Ward. Sue is married to Richard and lives with him and Alice in Lady Bay where she is an active member of the local community.

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PeterPeter Allen has politically active all of his adult life and has been a member of the Green Party since 2007. He lives in Glossop and works for a local authority as an advice and support worker. He is a member of UNITE.





RichardRichard Mallender, 45, was was born and brought up in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. He studied Computer Science at Teesside Polytechnic, Middlesbrough and Artificial Intelligence as a post-graduate student at the University of Aberdeen. For ten years he worked as a software developer and project manager in the telecommunications industry. After a brief stint as a manager in the charitable sector he moved to Nottingham and now works for Nottingham City Council in Transport Strategy, working with business and other organisations to promote sustainable transport; helping to cut costs, cut carbon and cut congestion.

Richard is Chair of the Green Party National Executive, served as a city councillor in Brighton & Hove from 2003 to 2007 and is now a councillor on Rushcliffe Borough representing Lady Bay ward where he lives with his wife Sue and step-daughter Alice.

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Our values

We stand for a fairer society, and making the green option the easiest and cheapest one is part of that.  We think ‘Fair is Worth Fighting For' on many issues including:

Community - Greens campaign to revitalise our communities and want to save public services from cuts.

Education -  We would ensure education is free, including school meals.

Environment - Greens will make it easier to recycle and compost household waste and help you reduce your waste.

Transport -  We will prioritise schemes for pedestrians, cyclists, bus and rail travel.

Health - Greens want publicly run care that is properly funded, free at the point of use for all.