Here are the candidates for the Greenwich Council election on 3 May 2018.
There are 51 council seats, three each in 17 wards. Candidates do not pay a deposit, but must be nominated by 10 electors in the ward where they wish to stand. Visit beacouncillor.org.uk for more details on how this works.
Labour has controlled Greenwich since 1971. There are currently 42 Labour councillors and nine Conservative councillors. Each councillor gets a basic allowance of £10,210 each year, many are paid more for taking on special responsibilities such as chairing committees or sitting on the cabinet.
You can vote for up to three individual candidates. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.
- Not sure what ward you are in? Look up your road on Greenwich Council’s website.
Not registered to vote? Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by 17 April.
- Need a postal vote or a proxy vote? Visit Greenwich Council’s website for info.
|Ward||Labour Party||Conservatives||Liberal Democrats||Green Party||Others|
|Arthur Hayles||Bruce Jamieson (Ind)
Craig Jenkins (Ind)
Ronie Johnson (Ind)
(2 Lab, 1 Con)
|Trevor Allman (Loony)|
|Clare Loops||Pamela Ritchie (WEP)|
|Philip Connolly||Clifford Adams (BNP)
Peter Whittle (Ukip)
(2 Con, 1 Lab)
|Nuala McGreevy||Earl Williamson (D&V)|
|Leonie Barron||Stewart Christie (PlumP)
Ebru Ogun (PlumP)
Kevin Sweeney (PlumP)
|Jan King||Barbara Ray (Ukip)|
|Syed Tarek||Ray Adams (Ukip)|
|Paul Roberts||Mervyn Fernandez (PlumP)
Cheryl Levett (PlumP)
Alison Miller (PlumP)
Ese Adjekughele (Renew)
|Ann Brown||Laura Conwell-Tillotson (PlumP)
Stuart Lyons (PlumP)
John Nichols (PlumP)
|Keith Crowhurst||Ziaur Rahman (Renew)|
Chris Van Roon
|Mariusz Piotr (DP)|
See the formal statement of persons nominated.
Abbreviations: Ind – Independent, D&V – Democrats & Veterans Party, DP – Duma Polska = Polish Pride, Loony – Official Monster Raving Loony Party, PlumP – Plumstead Party, WEP – Women’s Equality Party
Who won last time?
See 2014’s results.
Read the parties’ manifestoes
Greenwich Labour manifesto 2018
Greenwich Conservatives 2018 manifesto
Greenwich Green Party 2018 manifesto
Plumstead Party manifesto
Abbey Wood Independent Candidates manifesto (Facebook)
Why vote for any of these parties?
‘Why you should vote Labour in Greenwich on 3 May’
‘Why you should vote Plumstead Party on 3 May’
‘Why you should vote Green in Greenwich on 3 May’
‘Why you should vote Conservative in Greenwich on 3 May’
‘Why you should vote Liberal Democrat in Greenwich on 3 May’
What the candidates said at local hustings
A handful of wards had hustings, held by voluntary and residents’ groups.
Blackheath Westcombe: (here’s what happened) (video)
(Organised by Westcombe Society on 16 April)
Plumstead: (Here’s what happened) (video)
(Organised by Positive Plumstead Project on 23 April)
Peninsula: (here’s what happened) (video)
(Organised by East Greenwich Residents Association and Christ Church East Greenwich on 24 April)
Woolwich Common: (Here’s what happened) (video)
(Organised by Speak Out Woolwich on 27 April)
Charlton: (Here’s what happened) (video)
(Organised by Charlton Society on 28 April)
Woolwich Riverside: (Here’s what happened) (video)
(Organised by Charlton Parkside Community Hub and the Benefice of Charlton on 29 April)
Hustings were planned in Glyndon by the Positive Plumstead Project but were later cancelled. Greenwich Inclusion Project also held hustings, while the Greenwich branch of Citizens UK held an invite-only event with Labour and Conservative representatives – here’s its press release.
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