On July 7th, Bristol West CLP will choose their candidate for the 2015 General Election. The four candidates for the seat were shortlisted last month – and we’ve profiled them below. If you know more about any of the candidates – please let us know by email. We’ll also bring you the result of the selection at the weekend. The candidates are:
Thangam Debbonaire was a council candidate for Ashley ward in the Bristol City Council elections in May 2011, and describes herself as an active member of the local community who wants to do more for her area and city. She’s also women’s officer for Bristol West – and her website is debbonaire.co.uk.
Emily Georghiou describes herself as Bristolian born and bred – standing for equality and fairness in Bristol West. She is a Policy Manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and already has experience of the selection process in Bristol West – her mother once stood for selection there.
Jo McCarron is an artist. In Bath where she lives she is the campaign co-ordinator for Local Campaign Forum and was previously voted “campaigner of the year” by the local press. Jo is Bristol born and bred, and a member of Movement for change. her website is jotmccarron.org.
Gemma Tumelty works for the TUC has local roots stemming from growing up around Bristol where her family still live and run a city wide business. As a former President of the NUS, she argues that in a seat where students and lecturers are key (and have been betrayed by the Lib Dems) she’s best placed to win their support. Her website is gemmatumelty.org.uk.