Greens and Conservatives name their candidates for by-election

Greens and Conservatives name their candidates for by-election

Greens and Conservatives name their candidates for by-election

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Two more political parties have declared that they will put forward candidates for the forthcoming Woodside by-election.

Ex-Labour councillor Tom Davidson will stand for the Green Party, while Scott Green will stand for the Conservative Party.

The by-election was triggered by the death of long-standing councillor Pat Egan this summer.

Mr Green said: "I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Councillor Pat Egan at this distressing time. He was a much respected and hard-working champion for his ward for many years.

“I would also like to say what a very great honour it is to have been selected to fight this seat on behalf of the Conservatives. It is an important opportunity to put the case for change to the residents of Woodside and to make the argument for more rational, responsive and efficient local services.”

Green Party  candidate Mr Davidson, a barrister, left the Labour party in 2013 and is currently a governor of Blanche Nevile School, a board member of Hornsey Housing Trust, and a trustee of Muswell Hill Community Centre.

He said: "Labour already hold 47 of the 56 seats on Haringey Council - how much difference would a 48th Haringey Labour councillor make? In contrast, as Haringey's first Green councillor I would make a real difference. 

"I would be an independent voice holding the larger parties to account, questioning their ways of doing business, challenging the austerity and cuts agenda, and putting the interests of real Woodside residents first."

The two candidates join Labour’s Charles Wright and the Lib Dem’s Dawn Barnes as competitors for the seat.

The election will take place on October 2.

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