Local resident Charlie Davis has been selected as the Conservative Candidate in Greenwich and Lewisham ahead of the London Assembly elections in May 2020.
Charlie has lived in the area all his life, living in Eltham and attending secondary school in Lee.
Charlie has represented the area he grew up in, Eltham North, on Greenwich Council since November 2016, when he gained the seat from Labour in a by-election. He is Deputy Leader of the Conservatives on the Council and the Opposition Spokesman for Regeneration & Community Safety. Charlie was previously the Opposition Spokesman for Sport, where he passionately campaigning for better sports facilities to increase grassroots participation and access to sport.
As a ward councillor, Charlie has campaigned to prevent the closure of Eltham Police Station by the Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan. In his role as Assembly candidate, Charlie plans to expand his campaign to continue the work of Lewisham Conservatives' in opposing the closure of Catford and New Cross Police Stations.
As a local commuter, and committee member of the Lewisham and Bexleyheath Line Community Rail Partnership, Charlie knows all too well the frustration suffered by residents at the hands of Southeastern. He has campaigned against the franchise as both a Councillor and commuter, and believes all alternative options must be explored when the franchise is awarded.
Charlie said "It is an enormous honour to have been selected as the Conservative candidate in the area I've lived all my life for next year's London elections. As a councillor I've shown I'll be a strong, independent voice for our communities, from campaigning against the closure of our local police station to fighting for a better deal for commuters. Now I want to be the fresh, strong voice we deserve in City Hall".