Conservatives name assembly candidate for Barnet and Camden

Local members have selected Julie Redmond to fight the seat currently held by Labour’s Anne Clarke reports David Floyd

Julie Redmond, the Conservative candidate for the 2024 London Assembly elections in Barnet and Camden
Julie Redmond, the Conservative candidate for Barnet and Camden in 2024 – (Credit- Conservative Party)

The Conservative Party has named its candidate for the Barnet and Camden seat on the Greater London Assembly at next year’s election.

Julie Redmond has been selected by local members for the 2024 contest in the seat currently represented by Labour’s Anne Clarke, who is also a Barnet councillor for Cricklewood ward.

A former nurse, who came to London 20 years ago from her native Ireland, Redmond highlighted some of the challenges she sees facing the capital: “Over the last twenty years, I have seen London change.  I have seen its communities become more divided and I have seen its streets become dirtier and more dangerous. I have seen its schools and hospitals paralysed by strikes and its streets blocked by aspirational but impractical traffic measures.”

She said: “I am motivated by a deep sense of responsibility, passion, and dedication to serve the people of London. London is an amazing city and Barnet and Camden are amazing boroughs within it. However, this is not represented in the quality of life and availability of opportunity for many of the people that live and work here. This needs to change and I want to help make that change happen.”

She added: “If ultimately, I am elected, I will take every opportunity to listen to residents and community organisations. I will work with them to create policies and implement initiatives that will uplift and empower the people of Barnet and Camden and help deliver a happier, healthier, safer and fairer future for all.”

At the previous election for the seat in 2021, Clarke won with 42.3% of the vote, a lead of 7.3% and 13,002 votes over Conservative candidate Roberto Weedon-Sanz. 

Redmond previously stood unsuccessfully for West End ward on Westminster City Council at the elections in 2022. 

So far, the other parties likely to be contesting the seat have not named their candidates.

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