Local Conservatives Select Candidate
Alexander Northcote to contest the Brentford & Isleworth seat
The Brentford & Isleworth Conservative Association has chosen a local man as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
Alexander Northcote, 33, was picked at a packed meeting of Conservatives at Isleworth Public Hall on Friday night. Alexander grew up in Brentford � living on Brentford Dock as a child � before going to college in Isleworth. He is a businessman and is married to Davina. They have two children, Kitty and Maria.
Speaking after being selected, Mr. Northcote said: �I am delighted to have been selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. When I grew up, Brentford & Isleworth had a Conservative MP. I am determined it will again. We will re-take this seat at the next General Election.
�This is a diverse area and this Government is failing everyone who lives here. Higher taxes, congestion and crime are blighting people�s lives. Ann Keen supports a Government that is losing the trust of people from Chiswick to Isleworth. I am determined to win that trust back for the Tories.�
John Davies, the Chairman of Brentford & Isleworth Conservative Association commented: �In Alexander, I believe we have found a candidate who will take on Ann Keen and win. As a young man with a growing family, he shares all of our concerns over health, education and transport. He is eager to get out and meet the electorate. By the time of the next General Election, whenever it is called, there will be very few voters in the constituency who will not have had the opportunity of meeting with him.�
Alexander is a former broadcast journalist with the BBC, Capital Radio and ITN. He currently works for a communications agency in Central London. He advises Michael Howard�s team at Conservative Central Office and is also involved in various charities, including Tusk Trust, which promotes the conservation of elephants in Africa.
Ann Keen currently holds the seat with a majority of over 10,000 but boundary changes have removed some wards from the constituency that were traditionally Labour strongholds.
January 20, 2004