In a resignation letter to the Labour Party, she says she now finds that her “values and convictions are more in harmony with those of the Green Party” and that by becoming a Green Party councillor she can “more effectively address the diverse needs and perspectives of the residents of Golborne ward.”
Pointing to Labour’s approach to the situation in Palestine and to migration, refugees and asylum seekers, she says, “it has become impossible to align with the party’s positions on these matters.”
From early on in the war in Gaza, the Green Party has called for a permanent ceasefire and supports a policy of safe and legal routes for asylum seekers.
In her resignation letter, Councillor Adam goes on to say:
“The Green Party prides itself in putting communities first. Green councillors apply shared values whilst having the freedom to reflect community hopes and needs.”
Welcoming Kensington and Chealsea’s first Green Party councillor, Deputy leader of the Party, and London Assembly Member, Zack Polanski, said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Mona to the Green Party. As a valued councillor with a track record of standing up for residents, she’s consistently demonstrated the values of our party. We’re seeing a regular trend of people joining the Green Party including those who support a principled stance of urging for a ceasefire in Gaza, and who are inspired by our plans to tax the super-rich to pay for our public services and help tackle the climate crisis.”
We’ve contacted the council for comment.