Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tories announce by-election slate of candidates

Press Release from Norwich Conservatives Campaign HQ:

A former city Tory Leader, a leading member of the business community and a charity worker are amongst the 9 men and women selected by the Norwich South Conservatives to contest the City by-elections due on 9th September.

The Executive Committee of the Norwich South Conservative Association have adopted the following candidates:

Bowthorpe - Antony Little - former City Councillor, Conservative Group Leader & High School Teacher

Eaton - Tak-Man Li - married with 3 kids, Tak runs a Chinese restaurant on the Prince of Wales Road and lives in Eaton

Lakenham - Chris Benjamin - standing for the third time in the ward. Chris lives locally.

Mancroft - Suzie Pulford - Suzie, 21, is a part-time charity worker who Is pleased to be standing in Mancroft for the second time.

Nelson - Stefan Rose - Golden Triangle resident Stefan is also on his second attempt to win the Nelson Ward. Stefan works in a business on the Unthank Road.

Thorpe Hamlet - Hannah Feiner - 20 year old Hannah is standing because she believes more young women ought to be involved in local politics. Hannah works in the Castle Mall.

Town Close - Eileen Wyatt lives in the heart of Town Close and understands what really matters to local people. Eileen is retired and has lived in Town Close for 40 years.

University - Nick Hindley - Nick lives in university ward and is a member of the TA during his spare time

Wensum - Stephen Karanicholas - UEA Student Stephen is a first time candidate for his home ward where he and his family live.

Commenting on the selections, Conservative Group Leader at City Hall Cllr. Andrew Wiltshire said:

"We have an incredible and diverse group of candidates of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The Conservatives are proud to have a slate that includes businessmen, students and public sector workers. We also have candidates with a wide variety of other interests such as the Territorial Army."

"Too many Councillors are professional politicians; the Conservatives at this election offer local campaigners with their community interests at heart. They are a fresh, new and young alternative to the Labour Party at City Hall."

"We are also immensely pleased that our former Councillor, Antony Little has decided to stand again for re-election. His experience, passion and knowledge are invaluable in holding Labour to account and in fighting for local people."

"The Conservatives will fight a vigorous and positive campaign over the summer and look forward to serving the people of Norwich."

In addition, Norwich North Conservatives have selected Chris Baxter (Crome), Oscar Pinnington (Mile Cross), Dave Mackie (Sewell) & Charlotte Casimir (Catton Grove)

1 comment:

Peter said...

I am glad to have finally found out who the local Conservative candidate is in Wensum.

I wonder if you will be doing much campaigning in this ward?

To be honest, Wensum has become a safe Green seat for the time being.

It would be nice to know what issues Norwich Conservatives think are most important in the Wensum ward and in Norwich generally.

Antony what are your views on fixed term tenancies for Council Housing?
Do you think we should sell our Council Housing stock off?
How would you protect public services such as community wardens?

I personally think there is a shortage of social housing (and Council Housing) and the latest figures of the number of people waiting on the housing list doesn't give us much hope that we will be able to cater for everyone's housing needs anytime soon.