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UKIP and Conservatives fast off the mark in Feltham by-election

Friday, 25 November, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The UK Independence Party and the Conservatives have both announced their candidates for the Feltham and Heston by-election next month.

Mark Bowen and Andrew Charalambous are both contesting Feltham & Heston.

Following the death of Alan Keen MP, who passed away aged 73 earlier this month, Parliament moved a writ to hold a by-election in the Hounslow constituency.

Standing for the Conservatives is Mark Bowen, who fought the seat in both 2005 and 2010.

Bowen is leader of the Conservative group on Hounslow Borough Council. Commenting on his selection, Bowen said it was a “privilege” to be the Conservative candidate.

“Having lived in the constituency for the past 13 years, it really is a great honour and I am extremely proud of my local area,” he said. “I have been a councillor for the last 9 years and have fought the last two general elections as the Conservative Candidate.”

Meanwhile, UKIP’s housing spokesman, Andrew Charalambous, will contest the seat for the anti-EU party.

Charalambous, 39, is a London-based property developer. Last year he stood as a Conservative Party candidate in Edmonton. He said: “It is a great honour to be standing for UKIP and I will use every bit of I energy I possess to campaign tirelessly to give UKIP its first MP in Westminster. I have stood for parliament before and I know the effort required. Previously, I stood as a Conservative, but that party has let everybody down which is why I am now standing for UKIP.”

The by-election will be held on 15th December. At the time of writing no other major party has declared its candidates.

  1. Peter Smallwood
    Friday, 25 November, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Mark is a great guy and will make an excellent MP.

  2. Friday, 2 December, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    This Election is not about who will be the Goverment. Local people have a Clear Choice, Vote for Political establishment that got us in this Mess, Vote for a Labour Party that ignored the 1 million who marched against the war.. Vote for a Labour party who failed to support public sector workers on strike, that started Student fees, and set the Ball rolling on PFI that is cripperling the Health Service.. or vote for far right Loonys.. My vote will Clearly go to the Party that puts people before Profit.. This election has given us George Hallam an Economist as the London People before Profit candidfate.. Should win this by a Mile, do not think people have already forgotton, that the Labour party gave up on thje Poor years ago…Go George Go…

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