IN DEPTH: Tamsin Omond - New candidate on the block

THE new mystery parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn who got the rumour mill turning with her elusive posters, has been revealed as activist Tamsin Omond. Last week we reported how posters claiming to be from a new

Katie Davies

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THE new mystery parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn who got the rumour mill turning with her elusive posters, has been revealed as activist Tamsin Omond.

Last week we reported how posters claiming to be from a new candidate and not "one of the usual suspects" had appeared across the village.

Today in an exclusive interview with the Ham&High, the 25-year-old reveals herself and launches her campaign to change the face of local and national politics.

"I want to light a fire among every different group in this constituency and make them realise this is a place they have control of," she said.

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The Kilburn resident will take on Glenda Jackson in the newly designated seat as well as the Tory party which is eying it as a key gain for their candidate and party favourite Chris Philp.

But Ms Omond has a history of success when the authorities are looking the other way.

She was one of five Plane Stupid protesters who snuck onto the roof of parliament to protest in 2008 and backed it up with a march on the Palace of Westminster later that year.

For her full tell-all interview and her plan for direct democracy to hold our MPs to account see this week's Ham&High.

Katie.Davies@hamhigh.co.uk