Further Conservative candidates selected for May 2018 council elections

A further 12 candidates have been selected to stand for Greenwich Conservatives in the local council elections on May 3rd. Candidates have been selected for Eltham West, Greenwich West, Peninsula and Woolwich Riverside wards, joining other candidates already selected in Eltham and Blackheath on the local Conservative team for the elections.

Ben Green

2018 Council Candidate for Peninsula
Ben Green is a Conservative council candidate for Peninsula Ward. He was one of the first residents to move into the Greenwich Millennium Village development on Peartree Way, from where he has seen the peninsula's continuing growth. Ben works as a freelance consultant, and is passionate about improving educational outcomes. He has previously held positions as a part-time teacher to underprivileged children and school governor. Ben has been a Conservative activist for many years, working on campaigns in London and Manchester.
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Antony Higginbotham

2018 Council Candidate for Peninsula
Antony has lived in Greenwich for the last three years and during this time has become actively involved in the local community. This has included almost two years of being a school governor at a local Pupil Referral Unit and mentoring young offenders to help them turn their lives around and make positive contributions to society. Antony works in financial services and lives locally on the Greenwich Peninsula.
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Reece Smith

2018 Council Candidate for Peninsula Ward
Reece Smith has been selected as one of the Conservative candidates for the Greenwich Peninsular ward ahead of the next council elections in May 2018. He is a local resident, living in the peninsular ward, and currently works in financial services. Reece is a dedicated long-term activist for the Conservatives in his ward and is particularly focused on local issues around transportation and regeneration. He’s committed to ensure local residents have the proper facilities to suit their needs and get value for money from their Council Tax bills.

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Conservatives propose alternative to Labour’s 1.99% Council Tax rise

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