Hackney North & Stoke Newington Conservatives have elected Londoner Darren Caplan as their candidate to challenge Diane Abbott at the next election, following a four-candidate selection process.
Darren Caplan, a 36-year old political, communications and campaigning consultant who works in central London and who grew up in north London, has been campaigning with local activists in the constituency since March 2008. He said:
“I’m tremendously grateful to the Hackney North and Stoke Newington association members for choosing me as their candidate. I’m really looking forward to working with the team and to campaigning in the local and increasingly likely general elections in 2010, when we’ll have Diane Abbott firmly in our sights!
“Hackney North and Stoke Newington Conservatives have been ramping up their membership and campaigning activities recently. If you live in the area and want to get involved, please call us on 020 8144 4458 or email me at email@example.com – I look forward to hearing from you.”