CANDIDATES IN REGENT'S PARK

Guide to all the candidates standing in the local elections 2006 in Regent s Park, north London. -- CONSERVATIVE James Morris, 39, said: I am committed to giving local people a real voice in Camden. Edward Iredale, 41, married with two children, is

Guide to all the candidates standing in the local elections 2006 in Regent's Park, north London.

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CONSERVATIVE

James Morris, 39, said: "I am committed to giving local people a real voice in Camden.


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Edward Iredale, 41, married with two children, is a teacher at City University. He said: "I am particularly concerned with drug and alcohol addiction in the south of the borough."

Michele Potel has lived in the ward 10 years. She said: "A particular concern was the Royal Parks recent application to extend its entertainment licence, which I campaigned against."

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LIB DEM

Lawyer Louise Brown, of Camden Street, said: "I am concerned about housing issues in the major estates of Regent's Park."

Lawrence Nicholson, 54, was a tenants' activist on the Chalcots estate and is starting a new campaign for improvements to Regents Park's estates.

Richard Waddington, of Highgate West Hill, is a retired public servant. He said: "Camden has a tendency to be a one party state and it's not healthy, these elections are important to cause some movement."

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GREEN

Natalie Bennett, 40, is a journalist and writer who lives on the Regent's Park Estate. She said: "I'm very concerned about the often poor standard of cycle routes."

Joel Derbyshire, of Redhill Street, Regents Park, works in PR. He said: "We need to deal with anti-social behaviour by striking at its causes, preventing our children from getting involved in this culture."

Stephen Plowden, of Albert Street, Camden Town, is a transport planner.

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LABOUR

Councillor Nasim Ali, 37, grew up on the Regent's Park Estate. Camden's first Bangladeshi Muslim mayor, he set up award-winning sports project Camden United.

Council deputy leader, Cllr Theo Blackwell, 33, said: "My priority is making sure more local people have access to jobs and training through major regeneration projects."

Councillor Heather Johnson, who won lottery money for a Healthy Living Centre on the Regent's Park Estate, said: "My priority is campaigning for better services for older people.

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