Saturday 15 October 2016

Eltham North by-election 2016: candidates declared

So, following my post yesterday about the Eltham North ward by-election on 10 November, Royal Greenwich have speedily published the list of candidates, the morning after nominations closed:

What do we know?

Browne, Matt - Green Party candidate

He's been tweeting in response @5tewartChristie pointing out that Browne actually stood for the Tories in the May Glydon ward by-election....His twitter profile tells us he's a: "Repentant former Tory, now campaigning with the Greenwich Green Party (Green candidate in Eltham North by-election). Unrepentant Europhile. Guilty smoker."

Davis, Charlie - Conservative Party

Davis stood unsuccessfully for the Eltham West ward in 2014 coming 4th behind all three Labour candidate. The Greenwich Conservatives website tells us: "Charlie Davis lives on Dunvegan Road and works in financial services, and previously stood to be an Eltham councillor in the 2014 local elections". Tweets at @CDavisEltham.


Macaulay, Sam - Liberal Democrats
The Greenwich Lib Dem website tells us: "Sam lives in the ward with his wife and three children. He's particularly concerned about local early years education, safety on our roads, and improving the quality of local community facilities.
Sam is also a brand new member, having joined us in July, and he's keen to take the fight to both Labour and the Tories."  He tweets at @SamMacaulay3

Peirce, Simon - Labour Party
Peirce was Labour's 3rd candidate for the Eltham North ward in 2014 and came in 5th. Supported by local Labour MP Clive Efford and Council Leader Densie Hyland, Peirce tweets at @Peircey99 where he is described as 'Trade Union activist/ campaigner in Eltham and Woolwich.'

Ray, Barbara - UKIP
A different UKIP candidate than for the 2014 election when UKIP came 7th. Ray stood for the Hornfair with Kidbrooke ward in the 2014 local election where she came 4th, behind all three Labour candidates but ahead of all three Tory candidates.  I can't find a pic but this may be a (fairly dormant) twitter account, @Barbara76694562.

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