Prospective Councillors: Shepherd's Bush Green Ward

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Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat UKIP

Alex Evans

Alex Evans has lived in Shepherd's Bush for a decade and recently helped to form the Uxbridge Road Residents' Group which is seeking to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area.

He has worked in financial public relations for many years and runs his own consultancy business based in H&F.

Alex believes the Conservative Council has dramatically improved life in the borough and would like to see more recreational facilities for young people.

Iain Coleman

Iain Coleman was born at Queen Charlotte's and lives in Shepherd's Bush with his wife and son who attends Phoenix High School.

He was the Member of Parliament for Hammersmith & Fulham from 1997 to 2005, retiring after suffering a stroke. Before that, he was the Leader and Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Council. He is now feeling a lot better and is keen to make a contribution as a member of the Council once again.

He and his wife are both keen Arsenal supporters.

Robert Lastman

Vanessa Crichton

UKIP does not have any local policies as such because until we leave the EU and save the vast sum of money we pay for the privilege of membership we cannot do much. UKIP is very keen to support our hospitals and reduce the management, giving more control to doctors and nurses. We will help small businesses when we leave the EU so they will not drown in the thousands of directives they have to implement every week. Control will be brought back to local government and therefore people and
communities when we have proper democracy and freedom which we seem to have
forgotten how good it felt!

Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat  

Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald has lived in Hammersmith for most of the last 20 years.

He is active in the local community and is a Governor at St Mary's Primary School near Brook Green. He is currently a freelance consultant working with several London-based public affairs agencies.

Most of his professional
life has been spent in public policy research and public affairs.

In his free time he enjoys choral singing, gardening, cinema, theatre, art
galleries and running.

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones has lived in the borough for 10 years and was previously a Councillor for four years.

He teaches environment and development studies at Birkbeck College in the University of London.

Andrew is Chair of the Hammersmith & Fulham Local Agenda 21 Group and led the campaign to gain Fair Trade status for the borough. He has been a Governor of Fulham Cross School and St. Thomas' Primary School.

He was the Labour parliamentary candidate for Eastbourne in 2005.

Annik Cecile Lidou  
Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat  

Liz St Clair

Liz St Clair has lived in Hammersmith for 25 years.



She ran an art gallery business here until taking a break to bring up her children. Liz has served as a school governor for many years and is currently Vice-Chairman of Governors at Wood Lane School.

She is Executive Director of a policy network which seeks to influence government at all levels.

On most weekends, Liz can be found sailing on the Thames with our local London Corinthians club.

Mercy Umeh
Mercy Umeh is a sitting Councillor for the Shepherd's Bush Green ward and has been since 2002.

She and her family have lived in Shepherd's Bush for 32 years. Her children attend Pope John Primary School and Sacred Heart Hight School.

For 13 years, she managed herown business, a small cafe in Shepherd's Bush Market, and now works in Adult Social Care as a Mental Health Manager. Mercy was Deputy Mayor in 2003-6 and has therefore attended many functions in the community.

Patricia Owen  
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