The Camberwell and Peckham Conservative Association has selected local mum of three Naomi Newstead to square off against Labour’s Harriet Harman in the 2015 General Election.
Naomi was brought up near Loughborough Junction and went to Lyndhurst Primary School in Grove Lane. She was educated at a South London comprehensive – Pimlico School – and Southwark College. She has a degree in Geography from the University of Liverpool.
Naomi has always lived in South East London and currently resides in Forest Hill, where she is bringing up three boys who go to the local primary school in Honor Oak.
Naomi has worked in the development industry. Her last job was as Head of Development for Newham Council where she negotiated a billion-pound development deal selling public sector land in exchange for new housing for Londoners and related public services such as a primary school.
In 2012 she stood as the Conservative GLA candidate for the North East London constituency. Her achievements there included helping independent shopkeepers in Hackney after the London riots, helping save a local library in Chingford and getting damp fixed in council properties in Islington. She also campaigned for better parking for high street shops in Islington.
Naomi said on her selection: “I am pleased to be selected to fight the election in Camberwell and Peckham, the area where I grew up.
“Most of my friends and family still live here in Camberwell so I use the local shops and go out here a lot. I shop in Nunhead and take my boys to Peckham Rye Park. I had all my children at King's College Hospital and still use the hospital a great deal.
“I am a normal South-East London mum, who understands what it’s like to grow up in Camberwell. The Conservatives are turning the economy around and I want Camberwell and Peckham to part of that recovery. We need an MP who is in touch with local needs and who will fight for what people really want.”
For more information please contact Matthew Green, Chairman, Camberwell and Peckham Conservatives: firstname.lastname@example.org