Pesticide-Free London 2018-04-25T17:40:30+00:00
Find out more about our Pesticide-Free London campaign

Let’s make London the FIRST UK city to go pesticide-free!

Tell your local candidate to take the pesticide-free pledge

At last count, 41 different toxic pesticides were being used in UK towns and cities. They are sprayed in parks, playgrounds and other green spaces, road verges, pavements and around shopping centres and schools.

The chemicals being used have been linked to an array of health problems including cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s. Vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant women and old people are most affected.

Pesticides are also having devastating effects on London’s natural environment. Due to habitat loss and the large quantities of pesticides used in UK agriculture, wildlife such as bees, birds and hedgehogs are increasingly seeking refuge in our towns and cities. However, the overuse of pesticides is destroying many of the areas where they can forage for food and contaminating the natural resources they depend upon.

But urban pesticide use is unnecessary. There are lots of non-chemical alternatives available and hundreds of towns and cities around the world have already banned pesticides. Read more about some of the many towns and cities that have already gone pesticide-free here and here.

Take the Pesticide-Free London Pledge

What’s the solution?

The local council has the power to ban pesticides on all public land in your borough. In fact a number of councils around the UK are already proving that it can be done, including London’s own Hammersmith & Fulham. The London-wide council elections on 3rd May 2018 are the perfect opportunity to get toxic chemicals out of your local parks and public spaces.

Ask the candidates for your borough to make the pledge to go pesticide-free. 

It doesn’t matter which party they are from – everyone should support a healthier future for people and environment.

Scroll down to find out if your local candidates have taken the pledge 

Adele Ward has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Barnet
Roger Tichborne has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Barnet
Raymundo Obedencio has pledged to make Barnet pesticide-free
Ben Samuel has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Barnet
Carmen Legarda has pledged to make Barnet pesticide-free
Kunal Dhanani-Sumaria has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Barnet
Noel Lynch has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Barnet
Emile Batt has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Barnet
Brent Green Party has taken the pesticide-free pledge
Elcena Jeffers has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Brent
Josh King has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Bromley
Kathy Bance has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Bromley
Simon Jeal has pledged to make Bromley pesticide-free
Angela Wilkins has pledged to make Bromley pesticide-free
Ian Dunn has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Bromley
Richard Lovell has pledged to make Bromley pesticide-free
Sian Berry has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Camden
Dee Searle has pledged to make Camden pesticide-free
John Holmnes has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Camden
Stephen Crosher has pledged to make Camden pesticide-free
Carmen Alcantara has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Camden
Kirsten de Keyser has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Camden
Liz Paice has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Ealing
Joyce Onstad has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Ealing
Aleksandra Turner has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Ealing
Amanda Souter has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Ealing
Kate McGeevor has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Enfield
Bill Linton has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Enfield
Luke Balnave has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Enfield
David Flint has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Enfield
Jannet Mathers has pledged to make Greenwich pesticide-free
Samir Jeraj has pledged to make Hackney pesticide-free
Michael Desmond has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Hackney
Teresa Clark has pledged to make Hackney pesticide-free
Alastair Binnie-Lubbock has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Hackney
Nick da Costa has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Haringey
Helen Spiby-Vann has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Haringey
Raymundo Obedencio has pledged to make Haringey pesticide-free
Linda Robinson has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Harrow
Janet Duncan has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Hillingdon
Daniel Goldsmith has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Hounslow
Francis Beddington has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Hounslow
Chris Gillie has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Hounslow
Hannah Graham has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Islington
Carmel McLoughlin has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kensington & Chelsea
Catherine Faulks has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kensington & Chelsea
Andrea Craig in Kingston Upon Thames has taken the Pesticide-Free London pledge
Ken Smith has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kingston Upon Thames
Nicola Sheppard has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kingston Upon Thames
Terry Paton has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kingston Upon Thames
Sam Shethran has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kingston Upon Thames
Chris Hayes has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kingston upon Thames
Khadija Rahman has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Kingston Upon Thames
David Richardson has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Lambeth
Matt Reynolds has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Lambeth
Robin Lambert has pledged to make Lambeth pesticide-free
Lib Peck has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Lambeth
James Beckles has pledged for a pesticide-free Newham
Frankie-Rose Taylor has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Newham
Nate Higgins has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Newham
Helen Lynch has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Newham
Danny Keeling has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Newham
Tony Csoka has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Redbridge
Andree Frieze has pledged to make Richmond pesticide-free
Dylan Baxendale has pledged to make Richmond pesticide-free
Jean Loveland has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Richmond upon Thames
Gemma Curran has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Richmond Upon Thames
Richard Bennett has pledged to make Richmond pesticide-free
Radomir Tylecote has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Richmond Upon Thames
Andrew Mackay has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Southwark
Eleanor Margolies has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Southwark
Maeve Tomlinson has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Sutton
Christopher Woolmer has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Sutton
Claire Jackson-Prior has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Sutton
Tabitha Potts has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Tower Hamlets
Jonathan Fryer has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Tower Hamlets
Andrew Johns has pledged to make Waltham Forest pesticide-free
Rachel Barrat has pledged to make Waltham Forest pesticide-free
RoseMary Warrington has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Miranda James has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Chris Lemin has pledged to make Waltham Forest pesticide-free
Diana Korchien has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Ed Bird has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Rosie Green has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Tim Bennett-Goodman has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Glyn Roberts has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Roger Payne has pledged to make Waltham Forest pesticide-free
Mark Dawes has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Waltham Forest
Fergal McEntee has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Wandsworth
Chris Poole has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Wandsworth
Caroline Austin has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
David Carlyon has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
Lois Davis has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
James Frew has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
Sheaian Lee has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
Joe Stuart has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
Stella Baker has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
Dan Rad has pledged to make Wandsworth pesticide-free
Patrick Ellen has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Wandsworth
Vivien Lichtenstein has taken the pesticide-free pledge in Westminster