West Central election candidates for London Assembly

Five candidates will compete for the London Assembly election in West Central on May 2.

Here’s a brief introduction to those running and the issues that matter to their parties.

Tony Devenish – Conservative and Unionist Party

Devenish has been the member of the London Assembly for West Central since 2016.

He is also a councillor on Westminster City Council.

During his time on the London Assembly he has called for the mayor to fix Hammersmith Bridge and campaigned against the hike in the Congestion Charge.

In 2023 he said: “I think the ULEZ wider expansion is probably the worst idea of many bad ideas that Mr. Khan’s come up with in the last several years.”

As well as scrapping ULEZ, the Conservatives say they want to recruit 1,500 more police officers and extend the night tube to four more lines.

Christophe Noblet – Liberal democrats

Noblet is the Liberal Democrat candidate for West Central for the London Assembly election 2024.

Earls Court resident Noblet believes a return to community policing is a top priority for West Central.

He also states that he wants to make sure homes are safe by upgrading fire safety and solving cladding issues.

As well as this he wishes to improve bus network coverage in West London and fight air pollution.

Nicola Pateman – Reform UK

Pateman is the Reform UK candidate for West Central at the London Assembly election 2024.

According to their manifesto, Reform UK wants to scrap both ULEZ and LTNs.

They also wish to incentivise drivers to adopt clean fuel technology.

On top of this they wish to make sure the democratic responses of the majority are adhered to and increase housing prospects particularly for young and low-income families.

Rajiv Rahul Sinha – Green Party

Sinha is the Green Party candidate for West Central at the 2024 London Assembly elections.

A lifelong resident of the constituency, he said: “My main priorities for the constituency are homelessness, housing, food recycling, and air quality.”

The Green Party hopes to develop the current climate budget process and work towards a single low-fare for all London public transport journeys.

The party also wants to reinstate 24/7 travel for older Londoners.

James Tacuma Small-Edwards – Labour and Co-operative Party

Westminster born and raised, Small-Edwards is the Labour Party candidate for West Central in the upcoming London Assembly Elections.

He is currently a Westminster councillor for the ward of Bayswater, elected in 2022.

He said: “I felt frustrated that in modern Britain food banks had to exist at all.

“Their continued existence — alongside Brexit, our crumbling hospitals and the cost of living crisis — is a damning verdict on 14 years of Conservative government.”

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