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Election preview: Hendon

David Floyd on the contest to replace Matthew Offord

Ameet Jogia MBE a Downing Street advisor and Harrow councillor has been selected as Conservative candidate for Hendon at the next general election
Ameet Jogia – the Conservative candidate for Hendon

Result in 2019:

Matthew OffordConservative26,878 – 48.8%
David Pinto-DuschinskyLabour22,646 – 41.1%    
Clareine EnderbyLiberal Democrats4,628 – 8.4%
Portia Vincent-KirbyGreen921 – 1.7%

Majority – 4,230 / 7.7%

The next election in Hendon could have seen a rematch between Labour’s David Pinto-Dushchinsky and incumbent Conservative Matthew Offord. 

As it is, it won’t because Offord – who won the seat for his party from Labour’s Andrew Dismore in 2010 – has decided to step down

So Pinto-Dushchinky, a management consultant and former adviser to the previous Labour government, is back for another attempt facing Conservative Ameet Jogia, currently an adviser to prime minister Rishi Sunak. 

Boundary changes mean the constituency has lost the Conservative-held Edgwarebury seat to Chipping Barnet, which makes a tough task for Jogia even tougher. The Conservative candidate has been making big efforts to engage with local residents and community organisations since his selection but Labour are favourites to take the seat. 

Gabrielle Bailey, who ran for the Greens in Chipping Barnet in 2019, is running for the party in Hendon this time. She is a fundraiser for an environmental charity who was previously National Press Officer for the Young Greens. 

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