Long-term NW3 resident and community champion Alex Andrews has been selected as Camden Conservatives to fight the upcoming by-election In Hampstead Town.
Labour's Adrian Cohen has resigned just days into his time as a councillor. As a result, there will be a by-election on 7th July to elect his replacement.
For many years, Alex has been one of the leaders of the campaign against high-rises in NW3, and was endorsed in May’s election by Labour supporters due to her track record of opposing high-rises.
“I made Hampstead my home four decades ago, because of what makes it so special. I’ve lived across Hampstead, from Pond Street to Whitestone Pond, my children were born at the Royal Free, and I’ve led campaigns across NW3 for green spaces and against inappropriate development. I will ensure Hampstead remains a unique and special place.
“I want to be another local champion like Stephen Stark, to fight for residents and against Camden imposing its one-size-fits-all approach on Hampstead. I will work with Stephen to fight passionately to preserve Hampstead’s character, deliver cleaner and safer streets, listen to residents and ensure their voice is represented in the council.
“In Stephen, Oliver Cooper, and Maria Higson, Hampstead has had fantastic local Conservative councillors over the last four years, and I want to continue in their footsteps : putting people before politics.
“I heard time and again the message that the government needed to change, and that message was heard loud and clear in May. Now, Hampstead uniquely has a chance to elect another local champion to work with Stephen Stark, separate from national politics. Stephen and I will make a seamless, energetic team entirely focused on the job of championing Hampstead and holding the Labour-run council to account.”
Alex is short for Alexandria