Conservatives Choose Local Election Candidates For Riverside
New faces chosen to replace two long-time councillors who have retired
The Conservative Party has selected its three candidates to run for election as local councillors for the Riverside ward in the next local elections, due to be held in May 2018.
The candidates are long-serving councillor Sam Hearn, who is seeking re-election, and two lawyers, Michael Denniss, and Fadi Farhat. Councillors Paul Lynch and Felicity Barlow decided to step down from serving as councillors for the Riverside ward after many years in local politics.
Michael Denniss (above) grew up in Grove Park, where
he still lives. Michael is a solicitor currently working for the Government
Equalities Office. He has a wide range of experience working in the public,
private and charity sectors. In his spare time he volunteers as the treasurer
of a local charity for the homeless.
He has been active in local Conservative politics for a number of years and colleagues say he has demonstrated a tremendous appetite for campaigning. He is a fiscal Conservative with a commitment to the free market and a broadly liberal approach to civil liberties.
Cllr Hearn regularly speaks at Borough council meetings and focuses on providing an effective challenge to the Labour Administration’s management of the Borough’s finances. He is a member of the Housing and Environment Scrutiny Committee and chairs the Borough’s Pensions Board. As a Ward Councillor he has successfully taken up many issues that have concerned local residents from; the state of the roads and waste collection and recycling, to the introduction of CPZs and the replacement of street trees. He works closely with local amenity groups.
The Conservative Party candidates for the other two Chiswick wards were selected earlier in the summer.
September 16, 2017