CANDIDATES IN KENTISH TOWN WARD
In 2002, the ward was hotly contested between the two parties. But with the three Labour councillors standing again, it is up to the Lib Dems to grab the extra six or seven per cent needed to steal a seat. The Greens too are placing their big names in the
In 2002, the ward was hotly contested between the two parties. But with the three Labour councillors standing again, it is up to the Lib Dems to grab the extra six or seven per cent needed to steal a seat. The Greens too are placing their big names in the pot. The threatened closure of Kentish Town baths has won and lost votes even before next month's poll.
Doreen Bartlett, of Prince of Wales Road, is a pensioner. She said: "Our schools should be better and we need more secondary school places in the borough."
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Matt Murphy, of Burghley Road, works for the parliamentary ombudsman. He said: "Camden's housing department needs a real shake-up."
Graham Porter, of Countess Road, works for the Kingfisher Group. He said: "Camden's parking policies are a complete nightmare and work against residents."
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Philip Thompson, of Fortress Road, works for a charity. He said: "The key issues here are the closure of the police station, the threat to the baths and how the high street is developing."
Omar Faruque Ansari, of Athlone Street, is a businessman. He said: "I am fighting for a better deal for my fellow Muslims."
Ralph Scott, of Primrose Hill, works in public affairs. He said: "I think we should trust local businesses to know what's good for the area."
Sian Berry, of Fortess Road, works as a university website manager. She said: "We believe that locally owned, independent shops are essential for local life and the local economy. Green councillors would help ensure we don't end up living in a clone town."
Edward Chatham, of Arlington Road, works for a market research agency. He said: "Real progress towards a better environment means putting a human dimension back into development, designing homes and neighbourhoods with character and for our needs."
Alex Goodman, of Tufnell Park, is a barrister. He said: "It is hard to believe that a Labour government has acted in a way that has threatened the essential dignity of people like refugees and asylum seekers who flee violence and desperation."
Lucy Anderson, of Kentish Town, is an employment rights lawyer, council schools spokeswoman and local secondary governor. She said: "My aim is to reduce inequality in Kentish Town and to ensure that schools and education standards are improved still further."
Dave Horan is a serving councillor and works for MP Jeremy Corbyn. He said: "I will be campaigning for local regeneration and jobs."
Deirdre Krymer, of Kentish Town, is a serving councillor. She said: "I have a particular interest in education and am committed to regeneration issues.