|Meet the Local Candidates in the May 7 General Election|
The five people who are hoping to become MP for Hammersmith
Britain's 2015 General Election campaign is formally underway, and in the Hammersmith constituency - which includes most of the W12, W6 and W14 postcodes in an area running from Lillie Road in the south to Wormwood Scrubs in the north - candidates from all five main parties are hoping to become our next local MP.
The candidates are:
Andy Slaughter, Labour Party
Andy was born in Hammersmith and educated at Peterborough Primary Fulham and the independent Latymer Upper School before studying English at the University of Exeter. He lived in for 16 years in Hammersmith before moving in 1998 to Askew Road in Shepherd's Bush.
Charlie Dewhirst, Conservative Party
Millicent Scott - Liberal Democrats
Millicent Scott was born in Hammersmith and grew up in Shepherd’s Bush. She went to St Peter’s Primary School in Hammersmith and St Paul’s Girls’ School on Brook Green.
Millicent says she decided to stand for Parliament only after many years campaigning for a more representative democracy and a more diverse range of people in politics. She is a supporter of electoral reform and the Votes at 16 campaign and spend time volunteering on the digital campaign 50:50 Parliament. In her spare time she is a keen cyclist, knitter and guerrilla gardener.
Find out more about Millicent and the Liberal Democrats' election campaign on the Hammersmith and Fulham Liberal Democrats website.
David Akan - Green Party
David works in construction as a Planning Manager and lives in Hammersmith with his wife. While he was growing up his father ran a small business on King Street close to Stamford Brook Station. David was the first in his family to go to university, where he studied politics and history. He has been a keen activist ever since, campaigning on a wide range of issues from local allotments to prisoners of conscience.
David says he decided to join the Green Party because of its focus on thinking long-term to build a sustainable economy and environment. He says the Green Party believes in a fairer society and a politics that looks to the future and the effect that smaller parties are having on the national debate shows that voting for what you believe in is never a wasted vote.
Find out more about David and the Green Party's election campaign at the West Central London Green Party website.
Richard Wood - UKIP
Richard Wood has lived in Hammersmith since 1984 and has over 50 years experience in businesses. He started in business in 1961 at 18 and by 19 had a staff of 39 working for local governments, NHS, Generating Board, and Schools.
Find out more about Richard and UKIP's election campaign at UKIP's website.
March 30, 2015