Eltham Conservatives Prospective Council Candidates 2022

In May 2022 there are elections for every Council seat in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The boundaries of the wards have been changed so instead of just three member wards, there are now a mix of 2 and 3 member wards.

The new wards and our prospective candidates are shown below.

ELTHAM PARK AND PROGRESS

Our prospective candidates for Eltham Park and Progress ward are Charlie Davis and Spencer Drury.

Meet Charlie and Spencer

Charlie is the Deputy Leader of Greenwich Conservatives and Councillor for Eltham North ward. He was elected to the council in a by-election in 2016 and again in the 2018 local elections as a Councillor for Eltham North, the area he grew up in and where he has lived most of his life. Charlie was also the Conservative London Assembly Candidate for Greenwich and Lewisham at the 2021 election, achieving the largest share of the popular vote of any Conservative in that seat’s history. 


Away from politics, Charlie works in financial services for a company that provides funding to small businesses, and lives locally with his partner Alice who works for the NHS.

Spencer is a married father of two (mostly) grown up children.  He was born in Woolwich and has lived in Eltham for 25 years.  Spencer has been a Councillor for 20 years, representing Eltham North ward in the Woolwich Town Hall from 2002 to 2022. Outside politics he is the Head of Sixth Form and Economics at Colfe’s School in Lee. 

Spencer has been active in the community, providing Eltham with a strong voice on the Council for example in recent months presenting petitions against the 11 storey development adjacent to Shepherdleas Woods and to retain the seating outside the Westmount Café.  He is a trustee of Eltham United Charities which provides free housing to retirees near to the High Street.

ELTHAM PAGE

Our prospective candidates for ElthamPage ward are Angie Begollari and Phil Russell.

Meet Angie and Phil

Angie is a German and History Undergraduate student who has lived in the area since she started secondary school at Eltham Hill School. In her career she has worked in a secondary school in Southwark and one in Switzerland and plans to utilise her experience to actively contribute as part of the council. Angie aspires to work in law and would like to represent Eltham Page in upcoming council meetings. When Angie is not watching Question Time, she enjoys meeting new people at conferences.

Phil has lived in London most of his life and on the Page Estate for the last 35 years. Phil has a lovely wife, a son, 3 step daughters with 2 granddaughters, a grandson and 2 great-granddaughters. Phil’s family is complete with his 3 boisterous cats!

Phil is semi retired from work after many years doing manual labour. Phil has decided that residents on the Page Estate need a strong, local voice to represent them as there are many issues in the area.

Being semi-retired Phil would devote himself to being a Councillor is he was elected, making sure the Page Estate was well represented on the Woolwich-based Council.

KIDBROOKE VILLAGE AND SUTCLIFFE

Our prospective candidates for Kidbrooke Village and Sutcliffe ward are Lola Ojomola and Kate Drury.

Meet Lola and Kate

Lola is your local aspiring politician with extensive management work experience in the social science and commerce industries. Having lived in the area most of her life and attended Thomas Tallis School. Lola has always been an advocate for safer communities, entrepreneurship and supporting local businesses. If elected, Lola hopes to continue representing these interests and engaging with residents to find solutions. You can also find Lola creating and engineering music or campaigning for prison reforms.

Kate is a Masters student that has lived in the area all of her life. She is currently studying Urban Planning and Design and plans to use her knowledge of the housing and planning system to improve the council’s current procedures. Kate aspires to work in the city when she has completed her masters course and hopes to represent the interests residents of Kidbrooke Village if elected. In her spare time, she is an amateur photographer and advocates for green issues.

Middle Park and Horn Park

Our prospective candidates for Middle Park and Horn Park ward are David Banks and Naveed Mughal.

Meet David and Naveed

David has always taken a great interest in Eltham and its people for all the long and happy years he has lived in the area.

He is an active volunteer with an Eltham-based charity providing support to lonely elderly people. His three children attend a local Eltham school and a nursery.

David and his wife run a small research business locally. He has brought his experiences to the attention of decision-makers to help improve government policy in topics such as job creation. He is keen to bring this experience to improving our area.

David’s career history also includes training (and several years) in the Royal Navy, which he describes as a great honour and a long family tradition.

He enjoys doing sport with his children which has given him a strong interest in Eltham’s parks and outdoor facilities.