Ellie May Southwood: Brent Labour’s candidate for Kenton by-election

I am delighted that Ellie May Southwood has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Kenton Ward by-election to the London Borough of Brent. The election was called following the death of Councillor Arthur Steel and the date for the by-election vote to replace Mr Steel will be on February 17th.

Ellie was born blind but that has by no means deterred her from being successful in life. She is a management consultant as well as a trustee for the RNIB in addition to being a trustee of a governor at a school for children with complex needs.

Ellie’s key pledges are to protect Kenton’s open spaces, work to put an end to local flooding problems in Kenton, fight to keep the Safer Neighbourhood Team, protect Kenton residents from Coalition cuts and to campaign for opportuniites for young people.

Ellie at a protest outside a Lib Dem MP's office over tuition fee rises

Ellie would make an excellent choice for the people of Kenton to represent them at Brent Council and I hope that she will be successful in her quest to join me as a colleague following the vote on February 17th. I will be actively campaigning to help Labour and Ellie win in Kenton.

Cllr Arthur Steel

My thoughts are with family members and friends of Cllr Arthur Steel, Member for Kenton Ward, who sadly passed away on New Year’s Day. As a newly elected Councillor it is unfortunate that I have not had the opportunity to have worked with Cllr Steel – but I would like to take this opportunity to wish his family and friends my deepest sympathies on this sad occasion.