Lenard Pace, born in New Guildford, is one of the people that stood at the base of the foundation of the Green Party, the environmentalist party of New Shetland. He was member of the party from 1977 to 1979. He was a convicted anarchist and a controversial politician that left the party halfway term to continue his political career as a independent. He was reelected in the 1981, but died of heart failure in 1982.
His writings were collected after his death in a compilation of writings by influential New Shetlandian politicians.