Press Release: Office of Jean Lambert MEP

15th August 2006

 

LONDON'S GREEN MEP SPEAKS OUT AGAINST TERRORIST PLOT

London's Green MEP and Walthamstow resident Jean Lambert has today spoken out against last weeks alleged terrorist plot.

Praising Walthamstow's local community Jean who has lived in the area for over thirty years said; "As a Walthamstow resident, I share in the shock that the whole community is feeling following the arrests last week of suspects said to be linked to an alleged terrorist plot.

"These threats affect all of us and we need to respond as a community. Those who pose the threat are very small in number and do not represent the religion they claim as their motivation.

"Waltham Forest has much to be proud of in terms of its community relations and this has come as the result of much hard work over the years and I am sure this will continue.

"Like many others, I shall be waiting to see just how accurate the intelligence information has been on this occasion."

Jean has been Green MEP for the area since 1999 and was named top MEP for her work on Justice and Human Rights at the end of last year.

ENDS

For more information please contact:
Morwenna Holland, Media Officer
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Notes to editors:
Jean Lambert: In October 2005 Jean was named MEP 2005 for Justice and Human Rights. Jean was first elected Green Party Member of the European Parliament for London in the 1999 European elections. She was re-elected in 2004. She is one of nine MEPs representing London and one of two UK Green representatives in the European Parliament.