Statement to voters
Molly is an economist and writer who has campaigned for green politics all her adult life. She grew up in Bath and has spent most of her adult life in the West Country, also living in Blagdon near Bristol. She studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University and later gained a doctorate in economics from Aberystwyth.
Aside from her work as an economist Molly’s areas of special interest include land ownership and food production; renewable energy, especially when it is owned by local communities; co-operatives; and issues concerned with peace and opposing nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
Before being elected to the European Parliament, Molly led the Green Group on Stroud District Council and was Chair of the Council’s Audit Committee. She worked as Professor of Economics at Roehampton University in London.
Molly joined the Green Party in 1988 and has worked for the party at all levels, including a year spent as job-share campaigns director on the party’s national executive and several years spent as co-chair of its regional council. For the past 15 years Molly has spoken for the Green Party on economics and finance, and is current spokesperson for Brexit.
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Sarah Margaret "Molly" Scott Cato is a British Green politician, academic, environmental and community activist, and green economist. She served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South West England from 2014 to 2020. From 2012, until her election as an MEP, she was Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the University of Roehampton. Scott Cato speaks for the Green Party on finance and the EU, and is known for her work in the field of co-operative studies. She has published on green economics, localism and anti-capitalism, and has contributed to works on the risks of nuclear power, the use of which she strongly opposes.Read more on Wikipedia
Biographical summaryBorn: 1963-05-21, Wales
School: Bath High School for Girls
Undergraduate degree: PPE, University of Oxford
Postgraduate degree: Social Policy, University of Aberystwyth
Previous job: Professor / MEP
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Green Party candidate for the Stroud
- 2019: The European Parliament (UK) elections, as the Green Party candidate for the South West
- 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the Bristol West
- 2014: The European Parliament (UK) elections, as the Green Party candidate for the South West
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