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Helen Dennis to stand as Labour candidate in Chaucer


02 April 2015
Helen Dennis Local anti-poverty campaigner Helen Dennis will stand as the Labour candidate in Chaucer ward.

On 7 May, residents of Chaucer ward will be electing a new councillor. Labour has selected Helen Dennis, local anti-poverty and international development campaigner, to stand as the candidate in Chaucer.

Helen has lived in Southwark for over a decade and is actively involved in her community. She has supported Robes and Food Bank and helped lead a small church in Peckham. Helen has worked in the voluntary sector, campaigning on youth homelessness, climate change and women’s rights, and she currently works for Christian Aid on Lower Marsh.
 
Helen Dennis said: “I am standing to be Chaucer’s councillor because I want to work to improve local housing, create more jobs and apprenticeships, and get better transport links.”

“I will fight to support local people dealing with the Bedroom Tax that local Liberal Democrats have supported. And I will work to deliver a secondary school in the north of the borough.”

Leader of the Council Peter John said: "I am delighted that Helen has been selected as the Labour candidate for the Chaucer by-election on 7th May. Helen will carry on the work Claire has been doing with Labour Councillors Karl Eastham and Vijay Luthra, standing up for local residents, and getting the best for people in Chaucer. 

“This May people in Chaucer, Southwark and across the country face a choice about the kind of future they want.  It is only with Helen working alongside Neil Coyle, a Labour MP for Southwark that people in Chaucer and across our borough can get a better deal and a fairer future."


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