Greenwich Conservatives have announced the candidates who will fight the upcoming Council by-elections across the Borough on 6th May. Four contests will be held for the vacant seats in Glyndon, Greenwich West, Kidbrooke with Hornfair and Shooters Hill.
Three of the candidates were chosen this week, joining existing Glyndon candidate Naveed Mughal, who was selected last year before the pandemic postponed the election. Welcoming the new candidates, Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Councillor Nigel Fletcher said:
"I'm delighted that we have such a strong team of excellent candidates to contest these Council seats at the upcoming elections. Labour has taken too many people for granted for too long, and many voters are looking for something different. Andrea, Ben, Daniel and Naveed would make superb Conservative Councillors - working hard for people locally and strengthening the Opposition in the Council Chamber. As lockdown restrictions start to ease I can't wait to join them on the streets of the Borough to take our message to residents at this election."
Brief details of the candidates are below:
Andrea Borbely is the Greenwich Conservatives candidate for Kidbrooke with Hornfair. A first-generation immigrant who moved to London after university, she is passionate about education, local businesses, and Kidbrooke’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a communications consultant, working with small businesses and global brands to tell their stories. She and her fiancé Harry live locally with their puppy Ziggy. Andrea believes it’s time for a change in Kidbrooke, empowering local communities to make our borough a safer and cleaner place for children to grow up and for us all to live.
Ben Crompton, 26, is the Greenwich Conservatives candidate for Greenwich West. An experienced local campaigner, Ben has lived in New Capital Quay in West Greenwich since 2018 and is passionate about ensuring Greenwich remains a great place to live for residents. Professionally a solicitor, he was selected by the Greenwich Conservatives on Wednesday night from a field of potential candidates. He looks forward to holding the Royal Borough Council leadership to account and reaching out to residents in the coming months.
Daniel McGinley is the Greenwich Conservatives candidate for Shooters Hill. Passionate about the community, he is a governor at a school and volunteers with local charities. In his professional life he is an ecommerce and digital expert. Main areas of interest are crime, transport infrastructure and improving and the public realm. He is standing to ensure the council has proper scrutiny and all Shooters Hill residents voices are represented.
Naveed Mughal is the Greenwich Conservatives candidate for Glyndon, where he began his campaign last year. He is a professionally qualified accountant and former Special Constable. An active member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, Naveed has extensive experience of volunteering and public service, including youth work, and is committed to bringing these skills to help give a strong voice to residents across Glyndon ward.