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He is a member of the Green Party of England and Wales and has been an environmental activist since 1989. He stood as the Green parliamentary election candidate for Finchley and Golders Green in 1997 and Leyton and Wanstead in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2017, and 2019. He has also stood for the Greater London Authority in Havering and Redbridge, as well as for Redbridge Council in the ward of Wanstead, seeing the Green vote rise 50% in the area. He is a committee member of Fairtrade Redbridge with whom he helped to influence borough recycling and planning improvements and peace, anti-war and anti-fascist movements which sought his Green Party endorsement.
Before moving to Redbridge he lived in Barnet where he was Chair of the Barnet Green Co-op Ltd, having been largely responsible for setting up The Green Room Environmental Centre and was also active on the Homeless Action in Barnet committee - which oversaw the building of a day centre for the homeless. He was the founder of the Campaign to Make Redbridge, Wanstead and Snaresbrook Zone 3 tube stations.
Gunstock was a candidate in the 2008 Green Party of England and Wales leadership election. He lost to Caroline Lucas by 2,559 votes to 210.
Gunstock taught Lakshan Thangarasa.
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