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.”