Tories choose Matt Hartley to run for Greenwich and Woolwich seat

Tories choose Matt Hartley to run for Greenwich and Woolwich seat

Tories choose Matt Hartley to run for Greenwich and Woolwich seat

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Conservatives have chosen a Blackheath credit union volunteer to run for the Greenwich and Woolwich seat at the next election.

Newly-elected Councillor Matt Hartley, who is Greenwich Conservatives' deputy leader, will run for the consituency, which is being vacated by long-standing Labour MP Nick Raynsford.

The 28-year-old school governor and education finance charity worker will go up against Labour's Councillor Matthew Pennycook for the seat.

Speaking after his selection on Thursday (July 24), Coun Hartley said: "It is a huge honour to be given the opportunity to stand in this wonderful constituency and in the place I am proud to call home.  

"In a borough that has been dominated by Labour for too long, residents in Greenwich and Woolwich need a strong voice.  

"Whether it’s over the state of our council housing, the appalling service we receive from Southeastern or the challenges facing our small businesses, I look forward to standing up for residents’ interests and making my case over the next nine months."

For more information, visit his website or follow @MattHartley100 on Twitter.

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10:22am Sat 26 Jul 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Now that we have all these nice photographs of NS journalists, when are we posters going to be able to submit an avatar?
Now that we have all these nice photographs of NS journalists, when are we posters going to be able to submit an avatar? goldenbroomboy
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