My friend Peter Tatchell has resigned as Green Party candidate for Oxford East because of health problems.
He was badly beaten at a demonstration for gay rights in Russia, the injury has slowed him down and sadly he has stepped down.
This is a blow to the Green Party but his health must come first. Every time I run into him I tell to take some rest, we need him and he needs to look after himself.
'The brain damage caused by Mugabe’s thugs in Brussels in 2001 and by neo-Nazis in Moscow in 2007 has been compounded by head injuries in an accident while I was campaigning in Devon in July. A bus on which I was travelling swerved and braked sharply. I was thrown forward,hitting my head on a metal hand rail.'