For more than a decade Simon Waddington has been a passionate local campaigner for the Liberal Democrats wherever he has lived he has worked hard to promote campaigns which promote sustainable economic growth as well as ingraining fairness into our society.
Simon grew up in Bristol and became an active member of his community from a young age, academically taking a keen interest in international affairs and relations and forming a deep interest in Africa and the development of political systems in sub-Saharan countries.
Simon was delighted to be selected as the prospective Parliamentary candidate for Erith and Thamesmead, saying at the time "this important and historic region of London is due hard working representation as well as a set of values and principles in tune with modern Britain."
Often helping out at action days or by-elections Simon is proud of his membership and history with the Liberal Democrats, and relishes the opportunity and challenges of taking the fight into the next Parliament.
A committed family man, Simon works in the field of international communications.
Simone Reynolds is the candidate for Bexleyheath and Crayford.
Simone grew up in Kent before attending University College London in 1992 where she graduated with a degree in Ancient History/Egyptology. Simone then studied for a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at London Guildhall University. She has remained living in London and has been a Bexley resident since 2008.
Simone has worked in the mental health/social care field for over 20 years (including the NHS, social services and housing associations). Simone is currently working as a community mental health advocate for a mental health charity in Bexley and has done so for 8 years. This has given Simone much experience in this area particularly around the needs of the disabled and those with mental health problems.
Simone is mother to 2 children, both children attend mainstream state schools in Bexley. Simone is therefore aware of the needs of families within the London Borough of Bexley.
Simone represented the Liberal Democrats in Bexley when she stood as their candidate for St Michael's ward in the 2016 Council by-elections. She is currently Vice Chair of Bexley Liberal Democrats.