Statement to voters
For those of you who haven’t met me already, I’ve had the honour of representing you in the European Parliament since 2014 so we may well have be in touch already about issues like TTIP, the dodgy trade deal, protecting clean air, making sure we have safe, healthy food, and so many other issues we are all concerned about. And you’ll know that I fought Brexit with every scrap of energy I could find.
I grew up in Bath and have lived in the West Country for most of my life. I love the relaxed pace of life here and the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. And I love the independent spirit and creativity of Bristol.
I’ve got three children in their 20s and that’s part of the reason why I’m so glad that we launched our election campaign in Bristol and with a focus on young people. I’ve been shocked by the treatment my children have faced in the workplace with short-term contracts and unpaid internships. They also face problems finding warm, secure homes, as all young people do.
My second son is a doctor and I’ve heard from him about the pressure on the health service caused by privatisation and under-funding. He is stressed by the knowledge that he can’t reach the high standards he has set himself because the whole system if so stretched.
I’ve been involved in community organisations all my life and have also been active in the cooperative movement. I am a Quaker and am committed to the peaceful resolution of conflict and seeking out the underlying causes of wars which I believe lie in injustice and inequality. This is partly why I trained to be an economist, a job I did before I was elected as an MEP in 2014.
I spend more time than I like to admit watching cop dramas and am also a big fan of costume drama which I watch with my daughter Rosa when she is around. I also love to sing and to spend time out in the countryside.
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Sarah Margaret "Molly" Scott Cato (born 21 May 1963) is a British Green politician, academic, environmental and community activist, and green economist who is a current Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South West England electoral region for the Green Party. She was elected in May 2014, and is the first Green Party MEP to represent the region. 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
Green Party of England and Wales
Molly Scott Cato's local party is the Green Party of England and Wales.
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(Past event) Wednesday 22 May 2019 19:30–21:00: European Election Hustings, Exeter Cathedral EX1 1HS.
(Past event) Friday 17 May 2019 19:30–21:00: European Election Hustings, Gloucester Cathedral GL1 2LX.
(Past event) Friday 17 May 2019 18:00–21:00: EU Hustings, Barnstaple Library EX31 1EL.
(Past event) Thursday 16 May 2019 18:00: Youth Hustings, The Station Bristol BS1 2AG.
(Past event) Tuesday 14 May 2019 19:00–22:00: European Parliament Elections - South West - Open Forum, St Aldhelm's Church Bournemouth BH13 6BT.
(Past event) Thursday 9 May 2019 19:00: European Election Hustings, Bishop Wordsworth's School Salisbury SP1 2ED.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 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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