Local councillor Matt Hartley to make Eltham MP bid

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Eltham Conservatives have selected local councillor Matt Hartley as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate in the General Election on June 8th.

Matt Hartley serves as the Leader of the Opposition on Greenwich Council and is a Conservative councillor for Coldharbour & New Eltham ward. He has been a governor of an Eltham primary school for six years, and volunteers for the local credit union. At a packed selection meeting on Tuesday night (25th April), local Conservative Party members chose the 31-year-old to make his second MP bid in the borough, two days after running his first London Marathon.

Hartley voted to Leave the European Union last year, campaigning across the Eltham constituency, which voted 52% for Leave in the referendum.

Matt Hartley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, said: “I am deeply honoured to be selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham – and look forward to making my case to residents in the weeks ahead. I will campaign tirelessly for our small businesses, to improve school standards and our NHS – and will be the champion that long-suffering Eltham commuters need.

“As well as a chance for change locally, this election is crucial for the future of our country. Every vote that Eltham residents cast for me on June 8th will strengthen Theresa May’s hand in the Brexit negotiations. I look forward to speaking to as many residents as possible in the next 6 weeks to make the case for the strong and stable leadership we need.”

Visit Matt's campaign website at www.matthartley.org.uk