Hackney teacher Siobhan Tate from Islington chosen as Labour MP candidate for Carshalton and Wallington

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The Labour party has revealed its candidate to take on Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake in Carshalton and Wallington.

Art and design teacher Siobhan Tate, who lives in Islington, has branded Mr Brake a Tory and has pledged to be an MP people can trust if she is voted in at the next election in 2015.

The married mum-of-three said: "According to Brake, ‘elections here in Sutton are between the Lib Dems and Tories’. Not any more. Vote Tom, get Tory.

"Voters here need an MP they can trust, who will stand by her promises, and work hard for their interests, to give a voice to those without power. I will be that MP.

"We have to campaign to stop the stealth-privatisation of our community infrastructure, especially our health and education services and to stop the narrative of hatred against the vulnerable in measures such the bedroom tax."

Mrs Tate is a subject leader for art and design at Bridge Academy in Hackney, where she has worked since 2011.

She has an MA from the Institute of Education for her research into art and design and helped her husband set up a new business that now employs 10 people.

Tom Brake was elected as MP for Carshalton and Wallington in the 2010 general election with 48.3 per cent of the vote (22,180 votes). His closest challenger was Conserative Ken Andrew with 36.8 per cent (16,920 votes). Labour's Shafi Khan came third with 8.7 per cent (4,015 votes).

 

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12:07pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Hugh Dunnit says...

Lives in Islington, works in Hackney. Says it all for me.
Lives in Islington, works in Hackney. Says it all for me. Hugh Dunnit

12:20pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

Any vot for Labour in Wallington is a vot for Tom Brake.
Any vot for Labour in Wallington is a vot for Tom Brake. Mr Flange of Wallington

12:49pm Fri 6 Dec 13

PeterM says...

My understanding, although I'm probably wrong, was that you had to live in the Constituency that you are standing in.

The only candidates that live in Carshalton and Wallington, as far as I'm aware, are Tom Brake and the Green Party Candidate.
My understanding, although I'm probably wrong, was that you had to live in the Constituency that you are standing in. The only candidates that live in Carshalton and Wallington, as far as I'm aware, are Tom Brake and the Green Party Candidate. PeterM

2:31pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Paul Scully says...

PeterM. That's only true of council elections where you have to live or work in the borough. Many MPs don't live in their constituency, though many also realise the political benefit of doing so. Tom Brake moved from Hackney, resigning his council seat to come to Carshalton & Wallington so there's a well trodden path there.
PeterM. That's only true of council elections where you have to live or work in the borough. Many MPs don't live in their constituency, though many also realise the political benefit of doing so. Tom Brake moved from Hackney, resigning his council seat to come to Carshalton & Wallington so there's a well trodden path there. Paul Scully

2:39pm Fri 6 Dec 13

PeterM says...

Paul Scully wrote:
PeterM. That's only true of council elections where you have to live or work in the borough. Many MPs don't live in their constituency, though many also realise the political benefit of doing so. Tom Brake moved from Hackney, resigning his council seat to come to Carshalton & Wallington so there's a well trodden path there.
Thank you Paul. I thought that I was probably wrong.

Good Luck in 2015 in Sutton and Cheam.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Scully[/bold] wrote: PeterM. That's only true of council elections where you have to live or work in the borough. Many MPs don't live in their constituency, though many also realise the political benefit of doing so. Tom Brake moved from Hackney, resigning his council seat to come to Carshalton & Wallington so there's a well trodden path there.[/p][/quote]Thank you Paul. I thought that I was probably wrong. Good Luck in 2015 in Sutton and Cheam. PeterM

2:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Niki R says...

It doesn't matter where she lives, London is not a city where Islington is hundreds of miles away. She is a great candidate and I hope you all listen to what she stands for before deciding you don't like her based on where she happens to sleep at night.
It doesn't matter where she lives, London is not a city where Islington is hundreds of miles away. She is a great candidate and I hope you all listen to what she stands for before deciding you don't like her based on where she happens to sleep at night. Niki R

4:34pm Fri 6 Dec 13

PeterM says...

Niki R wrote:
It doesn't matter where she lives, London is not a city where Islington is hundreds of miles away. She is a great candidate and I hope you all listen to what she stands for before deciding you don't like her based on where she happens to sleep at night.
My problem with people that don't live in the borough that they represent is that they don't appreciate the problems that residents have to put up with, and in some cases do not care either.

I remember well Nigel Forman who took over from Robert Carr when he joined the House of Lords. Nigel lived in Pimlico and didn't give two hoots about Wallington and Carshalton. When I met him and his wife at a local constituency function in the early/mid 80s I asked his wife why they didn't move to the area his wife said, and I remember her words to this day "Good Heavens, it's bad enough that Nigel has to represent Carshalton and Wallington, let alone live there".
[quote][p][bold]Niki R[/bold] wrote: It doesn't matter where she lives, London is not a city where Islington is hundreds of miles away. She is a great candidate and I hope you all listen to what she stands for before deciding you don't like her based on where she happens to sleep at night.[/p][/quote]My problem with people that don't live in the borough that they represent is that they don't appreciate the problems that residents have to put up with, and in some cases do not care either. I remember well Nigel Forman who took over from Robert Carr when he joined the House of Lords. Nigel lived in Pimlico and didn't give two hoots about Wallington and Carshalton. When I met him and his wife at a local constituency function in the early/mid 80s I asked his wife why they didn't move to the area his wife said, and I remember her words to this day "Good Heavens, it's bad enough that Nigel has to represent Carshalton and Wallington, let alone live there". PeterM

6:28pm Fri 6 Dec 13

MR.Cr as says...

Personally I'm excited about the selection of Siobhan to stand against Brake. This is an area full of people with a similar profile to her, i think she has a real shot at connecting with the electorate. Brake`s local shtick appears to be wearing thin. If he really cared about his constituents why vote for the bedroom tax? Why not campaign against the incinerator? Why not spend his time trying about local issues rather than Lib Dem PR fluff? In an era of career politicians, Siobhan Tate is anything but.
Personally I'm excited about the selection of Siobhan to stand against Brake. This is an area full of people with a similar profile to her, i think she has a real shot at connecting with the electorate. Brake`s local shtick appears to be wearing thin. If he really cared about his constituents why vote for the bedroom tax? Why not campaign against the incinerator? Why not spend his time trying about local issues rather than Lib Dem PR fluff? In an era of career politicians, Siobhan Tate is anything but. MR.Cr as

10:47am Sat 7 Dec 13

Hugh Dunnit says...

"In an era of career politicians, Siobhan Tate is anything but." haha you kidding ? bussed in from Islington by a labour party that doesn't give two hoots about local issues and then proceeds to criticise an MP (who I dont like) who ACTUALLY lives here. But then this is the sort of bare faced chutzpah we should expect from a labour party that destroyed the country and then points the finger at everybody else.
"In an era of career politicians, Siobhan Tate is anything but." haha you kidding ? bussed in from Islington by a labour party that doesn't give two hoots about local issues and then proceeds to criticise an MP (who I dont like) who ACTUALLY lives here. But then this is the sort of bare faced chutzpah we should expect from a labour party that destroyed the country and then points the finger at everybody else. Hugh Dunnit

6:05pm Sat 7 Dec 13

GreenBrown says...

"It doesn't matter where she lives, London is not a city where Islington is hundreds of miles away. She is a great candidate and I hope you all listen to what she stands for before deciding you don't like her based on where she happens to sleep at night."

Of course it matters. How can you be involved in or fight for local issues when your life isn't directly effected by them. As for what she says, it will be the usual political rubbish. Better schools, fighting for the NHS, more Police on the beat blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
"It doesn't matter where she lives, London is not a city where Islington is hundreds of miles away. She is a great candidate and I hope you all listen to what she stands for before deciding you don't like her based on where she happens to sleep at night." Of course it matters. How can you be involved in or fight for local issues when your life isn't directly effected by them. As for what she says, it will be the usual political rubbish. Better schools, fighting for the NHS, more Police on the beat blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. GreenBrown

10:32pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Paul Scully says...

PeterM wrote:
Paul Scully wrote:
PeterM. That's only true of council elections where you have to live or work in the borough. Many MPs don't live in their constituency, though many also realise the political benefit of doing so. Tom Brake moved from Hackney, resigning his council seat to come to Carshalton & Wallington so there's a well trodden path there.
Thank you Paul. I thought that I was probably wrong.

Good Luck in 2015 in Sutton and Cheam.
Thanks Peter.
[quote][p][bold]PeterM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul Scully[/bold] wrote: PeterM. That's only true of council elections where you have to live or work in the borough. Many MPs don't live in their constituency, though many also realise the political benefit of doing so. Tom Brake moved from Hackney, resigning his council seat to come to Carshalton & Wallington so there's a well trodden path there.[/p][/quote]Thank you Paul. I thought that I was probably wrong. Good Luck in 2015 in Sutton and Cheam.[/p][/quote]Thanks Peter. Paul Scully

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