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James Coldwell to stand as Labour candidate in Newington

06 April 2016
James Coldwell & Eleanor Kerslake


Local campaigner James Coldwell has been selected to stand as the Labour candidate in Newington ward .


Residents in Newington will vote for a new councillor to replace Neil Coyle MP, who has decided to stand down from his  council seat to focus on his parliamentary work for Bermondsey and Old Southwark. A by-election will be held in Newington ward on 5 May, the same day as the London Mayoral and Assembly elections.


James is a local campaigner in Bermondsey and lives off the Old Kent Road. James is Secretary of Bermondsey & Old Southwark CLP and was an organizer for Neil Coyle's election to parliament in 2015.

James volunteers for educational charities ReachOut, the Social Mobility Foundation and Childhood First and works as a consultant for a shipping services firm based at St Katharine Docks.

James said: “I am standing to be a Labour councillor in Newington because I want to ensure that regeneration delivers real opportunities for local residents. I will work hard with council colleagues to deliver new homes and jobs for local people in the ward, as well as new facilities, green spaces and transport improvements.”


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