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Syed Kamall MEP

Syed was born and brought up in London and has been a Conservative MEP since 2005. In the European Parliament, he has worked to promote open trade, tech start-ups and better financial regulation, following the last financial crisis.

In London, he regularly meets and works with local community projects tackling poverty and social exclusion. He is currently setting up a microfinance project to offer loans to entrepreneurs from poorer communities.

In his rare moments of leisure in London he spends time with his family and enjoys cycling. In Brussels, he occasionally plays electric bass and sings in a blues band.

Charles Tannock MEP

Charles has represented London in the European Parliament since 1999. Prior to that he was a local councillor in London. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London. He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists & a retired NHS medical consultant. He speaks five languages. In his early years he served on the Environment and Economic Affairs committees of the Parliament. He is currently the Conservative Foreign Affairs & Human Rights Spokesperson and a Commissioner for Human Rights of the Conservative Party and has been decorated by six governments for services to international relations over twenty years. He is the author of many reports and resolutions of the European Parliament on different parts of the world. Over the years he has built close links with many of the communities of London. He is a strong champion of protecting EU citizens’ rights in the UK and British citizens’ in the EU. He is married with three children.

Joy Morrissey

Joy was the first female Conservative to make it to the final three for the London mayoral candidate selection in 2018.

She was a London Parliamentary Candidate in the 2017 General Election and a London Assembly candidate in 2016.

She has been an elected councillor in the London Borough of Ealing since 2014 and is the shadow portfolio holder for Health, Adult Social Care and Housing.

Tim Barnes

Tim has lived, worked and studied in London for over twenty five years.

In 2018, Tim was elected to represent West End Ward on Westminster City Council and before that was active in Camden politics, running for Parliament in Holborn & St Pancras in 2017. He is particularly focussed on areas including education, job creation, urban renewal and trade.

Outside of politics, Tim runs his own small business, which supports new companies to start and grow, and founded an international charitable programme to teach school children the basics of business, called Citrus Saturday. He teaches part-time at Cambridge University and is a former member of staff and graduate of UCL.

Scott Pattenden

Scott was born and brought up in South East London where he still lives as a single father with his fourteen year old twins.

A programme manager by profession and a former Army reservist, he believes strongly in serving his country and community where he volunteers with local youth organisations. It is this desire to serve that led him to enter the world of politics, where he hopes to continue to speak on behalf of all London residents.

Attic Rahman

Attic is a solicitor by profession with over fourteen years’ experience specialising in property development and structured finance. He is also involved in various charitable projects and runs his family’s registered charity dedicated to children’s education.

Attic will work with UK MEPs to stand against any further financial commitments beyond our current obligations and wants to ensure the UK withdraws from the EU and all its political institutions while continuing with a strong trading relationship with Europe, by strengthening bilateral agreements to ensure they can take effect immediately on leaving the EU.

Attic was the former Chairman of East Ham Conservatives and currently serves as a London East Area officer and an Executive member of the Conservative Muslim Forum.

Kirsty Finlayson

Kirsty is an insurance solicitor in the City of London and has lived in East London since 2015.

Kirsty is currently Deputy Chairman of Conservative Young Women and has been Deputy Chairman in two London Conservative Party associations. She stood for Parliament in East Ham in the 2017 General Election and in her local council elections in Tower Hamlets in 2018.

Kirsty first became interested in politics when debating in the European Youth Parliament in 2008. In her spare time Kirsty enjoys volunteering for the mental health charity Samaritans, rollerblading and running.

Policy interests include mental health, the environment and women's rights.

Luke Parker

Luke has a strong business pedigree with over twenty years’ experience of working in the IT sector. He is currently an associate partner at IBM.

Raised in Bognor Regis, Luke is married to his high-school sweetheart, Hannah. They have lived in London for the last twenty years and have three children.

Passionate about education, Luke is a foundation governor of St Richard Reynolds College in Twickenham.

He has been a Conservative Party member for twenty years and recently served as the Chairman of the Party in South London. In 2017 Luke stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in Hackney South and Shoreditch; in 2015 he was the Party’s Candidate in Brent North.

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