Local Councillor Selected As Labour Parliamentary Candidate

Fleur Anderson to fight for Justine Greening's seat at the next General Election

The local Labour Party voted at a packed meeting on Saturday (24 November) to select Wandsworth Councillor Fleur Anderson as their Parliamentary Candidate for the Putney constituency.

Ms Anderson said, "I am delighted and honoured to be selected to represent Putney, Southfields and Roehampton for Labour. I've met so many people who want a change in their MP. Some priority issues for local people are what will happen about Brexit, our local housing crisis and cuts to our schools and health services."

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In the 2017 General Election former Mayor of Lambeth and consultant doctor Neeraj Patil stood for Labour against the Conservative's Justine Greening. He lost to Ms Greening by 1,554 votes but achieved a 10.2% swing in favour of the Labour Party, cutting the Conservative majority by 8,626 making Putney s a marginal seat and key target for Labour at the next election.

"Fleur will do a fantastic job representing all of our constituency when she is elected," said Peter Carpenter, the West Hill Labour Councillor.

Ms Anderson , a mother of four, has been a Wandsworth Councillor since 2014. She originally stood to oppose cuts to children's services, and has also been a prominent campaigner for clean air. She currently works as Head of Community Services at the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea, running youth services and projects for elderly people. Fleur spent many years in the charity sector, most recently as Global Head of Campaigns for WaterAid and previously as Head of Campaigns for CAFOD, the Catholic Aid Agency.

The other shortlisted candidates for the position were Leonie Cooper and Candida Jones, as well as Bonnie Craven, a trade union officer at TSSA with experience of running as an MP.

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