Bromley Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the election to the London Assembly on 2nd May, and their 4 parliamentary candidates for the General Election which is expected some time this year.
Councillor Chloe-Jane Ross standing to represent Beckenham and Penge in the next general election.
Chloe-Jane lives in Beckenham with her family, and was brought up in the Beckenham area, she attended Langley Park School for Girls.
Elected as Councillor for Beckenham Town and Copers Cope in 2022, Chloe-Jane is also Chair of the largest residents’ association in Beckenham, and is well known locally for her successful campaign to persuade Network rail to reinstate the morning Blackfriars service from Beckenham Junction.
Julie Ireland is standing in Bromley & Biggin Hill in the next general election.
Julie is one of the Liberal Democrat councillors for Bromley Town on Bromley Council. Elected in 2022, Julie is well known locally as a voice for the community, leading campaigns for improved air quality, safer roads, affordable housing and making sure that people without online access are not excluded from public services.
Upon her selection Julie Ireland said: “I’m thrilled to be able to give a voice to the people of Bromley and Biggin Hill. My experience as a councillor over the last two years has increased my determination to be a voice for the many people who struggle to be heard.”
Ulysse Abbate is standing in Eltham & Chislehurst.
He is a strong local candidate, who grew up and lives in Eltham, eager to give back to his community as your Member of Parliament.
Locally, Ulysse is an active volunteer. After working at the Shooters Hill Tennis Club for over half a decade, he picked up more volunteering opportunities over the Covid pandemic. He is currently completing a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics.
Within the Liberal Democrats, Ulysse is a strong internationalist and uses his French-British background to help the Liberal Democrats work closely with our partners in Europe. Recently, Ulysse was elected to the Lib Dem delegation to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe, where he will work with sister parties to create policy that applies across Europe. He recently worked on a motion to combat hate speech, in particular opposing the anti-immigrant rhetoric from Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
Graeme Casey is standing in Orpington.
Graeme has lived in Orpington for over 10 years and works in a local school.
He was elected to Bromley Council in May 2022 where he serves on the Children, Families and Education and Adult Services Committees and is gaining a reputation as a hard working councillor speaking up for local residents.
Passionate about ensuring that every child receives the support they need to get the best start in life, Graeme is also a keen environmental campaigner. He works for the protection of our parks, open spaces and green belt. He says “We all have a duty to minimise the damage we’re doing to our planet”.
Gita Bapat is standing to represent Bexley and Bromley as a member of the London Assembly, which holds the Mayor of London to account.
Gita was born and raised in Bromley and, apart from stints in China at university and in Paris and Hong Kong as a trailing spouse, she has spent all of her life there.
A strong believer in Liberal Democrat values of justice, equality, human rights and accountability, she looks to represent the people of our leafy outer London suburbs.
In her spare time she volunteers with a local charity of which she is a Trustee and is passionate about singing. She loves all dogs.