Lewisham Conservatives select Ross Archer as parliamentary candidate for Lewisham East

Lewisham Conservatives have selected Ross Archer as their parliamentary candidate for the Lewisham East by-election.

Ross grew up on a council estate in Bermondsey before moving to Lewisham at the age of six years old, and has lived in Lewisham ever since. He is a local candidate with deep knowledge and understanding of the area and local issues.

Ross works for a not-for-profit fraud prevention company and previously worked on the check-out in Sainsburys.

He was the Conservative candidate for Mayor of Lewisham in elections earlier this year.

Commenting, Ross Archer said:

“I am honoured to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for Lewisham East.

“As someone who has lived in Lewisham since I was a young kid, my priorities are fixing our local schools, campaigning to get Grove Park station changed from Zone 4 to Zone 3, making sure the council builds the homes local people need and getting more visible policing on our streets after Sadiq Khan closed two of our local police stations.

“A vote for me is your chance to stop Labour taking Lewisham residents for granted, as they have done for too long.”

Sam Thurgood, Chairman of Lewisham East Conservatives, said:

“I am delighted that Ross has been selected as our candidate. He has lived in Lewisham since he was six years old and has a real understanding of the everyday issues effecting people in Lewisham and will be a real champion for local people. 

“Meanwhile, Labour have taken this election for granted and are more interested in fighting an internal battle between their rival candidates than putting the priorities of Lewisham people first.”