Just over a month ago the newly formed The Plumstead Party held a public meeting on 6th March appealing for local Plumstead residents to come forward as candidates in the forthcoming 2018 local elections for Greenwich Council.
The Plumstead Party is free of any ties to traditional local parties. Its main aim is to provide proper representation for local residents and believes that local politics and services should not be under the control and vested interests of national political parties.
Stewart Christie, election agent said:
“We were overwhelmed by the response of people offering help, providing donations as well as the talents and enthusiasm of Plumstead residents who came forward to offer themselves as Plumstead Party candidates in the Greenwich Council elections on 3rd May 2018. We’re pleased to announce that we will be fielding nine Plumstead Party candidates to contest seats in the Plumstead, Shooters Hill and Glyndon wards.”
“Mervyn Fernandez, standing in Plumstead ward, has lived in Plumstead for the past 24 years with his family and brings a wealth of community involvement including the Greenwich Volunteer Centre and the Boys Brigade as well as having run a chapel service in Belmarsh prison and working with ex-offenders. He also brings his experience as an IT professional who developed a Greenwich Business directory website.”
“And amongst the newer residents Stuart Lyons is standing in Shooters Hill ward. Stuart lives in the ward with his family and his two dogs. He is running because he wants greater accountability from Greenwich Council and among the many things he wants action on – the continual fly-tipping on Mayplace Lane and the rubbish overflowing near Herbert Road. He wants the Council to fix the potholes around Shooters Hill and he wants a plan to guarantee the future use of Shrewsbury House for the Shooters Hill Community.”
“We are delighted that Ebru Ogun, who stood as an independent the Glyndon ward by-election in 2016, is contesting a seat in Glyndon Ward again. As a completely independent Glyndon resident, if elected as a Plumstead party councillor she wants to work with local residents, to ensure heartfelt needs and concerns of residents are no longer ignored by Greenwich Council. Ebru has lived in the Glyndon ward for over ten years, raising her family. She has a business degree, professional experience in legal aid and has engaged in local campaigns such as Plumstead Library and the Crossway Gymnastics Club.”