A Blackheath Westcombe ward councillor has been selected as the Greenwich and Lewisham Conservative candidate for the London Assembly.
Alex Wilson, aged 28, won a ballot of members of local Conservative associations at a selection meeting on Wednesday night. Elections to the London Assembly will take place next year on the same day as the London Mayoral election.
Cllr Wilson commented
I am delighted to be selected as the Conservative party candidate for the GLA elections next May. As someone who has grown up in Greenwich and Lewisham I am proud to have the opportunity to stand here. I attended local schools and know both boroughs well.
Since May 2008 I have seen the improvements that Boris Johnson has made as Mayor of London to Greenwich and Lewisham, from “Oysterising” the overland rail to freezing City Hall’s precept of Council tax. As well as more local improvements such as spending £400,000 to improve Avery Hill park, and planting over 350 trees in Brockley and Deptford as well as putting more Police and PCSO’s on the beat.
I look forward to the campaign and working with people from across the area to win this GLA seat and return Boris as Mayor of London.
The current member of the London Assembly representing Greenwich and Lewisham is Len Duvall OBE, who has held the seat since the creation of the London Assembly in 2000.