Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gordon Ross selected for Croydon South


22.01.10

Press Release (immediate):



Croydon Green Party is delighted to announce that Gordon Ross has been selected to fight the parliamentary seat of Croydon South in the forthcoming general election. Mr Ross replaces Lewisham Councillor Sue Luxton, who decided to stand down after her initial selection in 2007.

Leading spokesperson for the Croydon Green Party, Shasha Khan, commented:

“Gordon Ross is an excellent local candidate and I am delighted for him. Councillor Sue Luxton was initially selected for the Croydon South seat in 2007, around the time there was huge speculation that the Prime Minister would call an Autumn election in that year. Since then she has been working hard as the Campaign Manager for Chair of the London Assembly, Darren Johnson, as he attempts to win the seat of Lewisham Deptford, thus becoming London’s first Green Party MP. In fact, Darren’s odds have been slashed and he is now second favourite to win that constituency.”

Gordon lives in South Croydon, and works for a transport consultancy.

He is a graduate of the University of Dundee, and has worked in microbiology, design, and surveying.

Commenting on his selection, Gordon said:

"I think it is important that there is a Green Party candidate on the ballot. It gives people a chance to vote for a fairer society, and a party that’s principled on the environment.”

Gordon joins Bernice Golberg (Croydon Central) and Shasha Khan (Croydon North) as the Green Party candidates for the parliamentary seats in Croydon.

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3 comments:

Sue said...

Good luck Gordon!

Shasha Khan said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for carrying flag for couple of years!

We enjoyed having you around :-)

All the best for Darren's campaign.

Cheers

Shasha

GreenRam said...

Good luck to Gordon. He'll make a strong candidate. Nice to see the Greens have opted with a candidate local to Croydon. It's nice to see that all three Croydon constituencies will have Green candidates for the first time. The party seems to have moved forward in the last few years in Croydon.

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