Larry Sanders (politician)

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Larry Sanders
Larry Sanders Oxford Community Hospital (cropped).JPG
Health Spokesperson of the
Green Party of England and Wales
Assumed office
11 February 2016
Councillor on the
Oxfordshire County Council
In office
2005–2013
Personal details
Born (1935-04-25) 25 April 1935 (age 84)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Political partyGreen Party
Domestic partner
Janet Hall (m. 1998)
ParentsEli Sanders (1904–1962)
Dorothy Glassberg (1913–1960)
RelativesBernie Sanders (brother)
EducationBrooklyn College
Harvard Law School
OccupationAcademic, social worker, politician

Lawrence "Larry" Sanders (born April 25, 1935) is an American-born British academic and politician. He is a member of the Green Party. Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the brother of United States senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Sanders moved to the United Kingdom in 1968. He was active in the Labour Party in Oxford in the 1980s. He left the Labour Party in 2001 because he felt that it had moved too far to the right under Tony Blair, and joined the Green Party.[2] Sanders was a Green Party county councillor representing the East Oxford division on Oxfordshire County Council, until he retired from the Council in 2013.[3][4] He was a candidate to be the Member of Parliament for Witney. He came in fourth place.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Glenza, Jessica (12 October 2015). "Bernie and Larry Sanders: candidate's brother crosses Atlantic to watch debate". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. Kelly, Kevin (27 May 2015). "Bernie's Bro: Working-Class Brooklyn Roots Shaped My Brother". Seven Days. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. "Election results for East Oxford". Oxfordshire County Council. June 4, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  4. "Green County Councillor Retires". Oxfordshire Green Party. June 8, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  5. Craig, Jon (October 21, 2016). "Conservatives hold Cameron's old seat in Witney by-election". Sky News. Retrieved July 3, 2019.