At a meeting last night (Friday 27th July) the Labour candidates for the Swale East and Swale West county divisions were selected.
In Swale East, which is made up of the Murston, Teynham & Lynsted, East Downs and Boughton & Courtney wards, Labour have selected Ashley Wise.
Ashley, who is 20 and the CLP Youth Officer, said upon being selected:
”I feel it is encouraging for the party to have selected a young person, demonstrating to the people of Swale that we are the party for the next generation as we have shown with our focus on regeneration.
Swale East may be a Labour long shot, but I shall be giving 100% to win over people on the doorstep”
In Swale West, which contains the wards Borden, Grove, Hartlip, Upchurch & Newington and West Downs, Labour have chosen Leslie Hallybone.
Leslie has a deep interest in issues facing the NHS and will be a strong advocate for people in Swale West.