Greenwich Conservative leader Spencer Drury selected as Tory Eltham parliamentary candidate

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GREENWICH Conservative leader Councillor Spencer Drury has been selected as the Tory parliamentary candidate for Eltham.

Cllr Drury, who was born in Woolwich and elected to Greenwich Council in 2002, was selected at a Conservatives’ meeting on January 30.

The director of sixth form at Colfe’s School will stand for the Eltham seat, currently held by Labour MP Clive Efford, at elections in 2015.

Speaking of his selection, Cllr Drury said: “It is an enormous honour to have been selected to stand in my community where I have lived for the past 20 years and where my family come from.

“I can see the many issues that need to be addressed like Grammar schools, damp and mouldy council housing, and the need for an urgent care centre in the new Eltham Community Hospital and I look forward to working hard to convince Eltham’s residents that voting Conservative in 2015 is the right choice.”

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6:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

TonyMcG says...

I hope the people of Eltham vote for Spencer. Its about time we had a change of MP and a new Tory led council. The Labour council spend money on stupid things, yet wont spend money to employ more staff to clean the the streets. I am forever contacting the contact centre about the state of the roads etc, all to no avail.
I hope the people of Eltham vote for Spencer. Its about time we had a change of MP and a new Tory led council. The Labour council spend money on stupid things, yet wont spend money to employ more staff to clean the the streets. I am forever contacting the contact centre about the state of the roads etc, all to no avail. TonyMcG
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7:53am Sat 1 Feb 14

Virtual-Monster says...

Spencer Drury, yet another dreary, out for himself, politician who see's politics as a way to fill his pockets with tax payers money.

None of our existing crop of politicians at local or national level in Greenwich offer any real value whatsoever. They are full of hot air and are simply out for what they can get for themselves.

May as well vote for a bunch of farmyard animals, they would be just as effective but so much more honest.
Spencer Drury, yet another dreary, out for himself, politician who see's politics as a way to fill his pockets with tax payers money. None of our existing crop of politicians at local or national level in Greenwich offer any real value whatsoever. They are full of hot air and are simply out for what they can get for themselves. May as well vote for a bunch of farmyard animals, they would be just as effective but so much more honest. Virtual-Monster
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9:53am Mon 3 Feb 14

j.j. says...

I think Drury stands a pretty good chance - last time Efford's troops ran a very negative campaign, eg. telling parents at school gates that the school will close if Conservatives win. I don't thik they'll be able to repeat this, especially as public services in and around Eltham seem to have improved during the last few years. Secondly, the number of voters belonging to the D and E social classes has declined (mainly from Ferrier Estate) while central Eltham and Ferrier have seen an influx of ABC1 types.
I think Drury stands a pretty good chance - last time Efford's troops ran a very negative campaign, eg. telling parents at school gates that the school will close if Conservatives win. I don't thik they'll be able to repeat this, especially as public services in and around Eltham seem to have improved during the last few years. Secondly, the number of voters belonging to the D and E social classes has declined (mainly from Ferrier Estate) while central Eltham and Ferrier have seen an influx of ABC1 types. j.j.
  • Score: 10

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