Cllr Matt Hartley selected as Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich

Greenwich Conservatives have selected local councillor Matt Hartley as their new Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich.  Matt, who was elected to Greenwich council earlier this year and serves as Deputy Leader of the Opposition, was selected at a meeting of local Party members on Thursday night (24th July).

The new candidate, who lives in Blackheath and is a school governor and local credit union volunteer, will stand for the Conservatives in next May’s General Election in the constituency, which is being vacated by Labour MP Nick Raynsford following his decision to step down in 2015.  The choice follows the selection of Greenwich Conservative Leader Cllr Spencer Drury to stand in Eltham earlier this year.

Speaking after his selection, Matt, said: “It is a huge honour to be given the opportunity to stand in this wonderful constituency and in the place I am proud to call home.  In a borough that has been dominated by Labour for too long, residents in Greenwich & Woolwich need a strong voice.  Whether it’s over the state of our council housing, the appalling service we receive from Southeastern or the challenges facing our small businesses, I look forward to standing up for residents’ interests and making my case over the next nine months.”

Greenwich Conservatives’ Chairman Cllr Geoff Brighty added: “Matt was the clear and deserving winner from a strong field of candidates, and as a local choice he is well placed to take the Conservative message to the people of Greenwich & Woolwich between now and the General Election.  Matt and Spencer have always made a great partnership and the whole Conservative team in the Royal Borough is right behind them.”

Find out more at Matt’s website and follow him on Twitter @MattHartley100