Spencer Drury has been adopted as candidate for Greenwich and Woolwich at the next general election. A member of Greenwich council since 2002, he leads the borough's Conservative group and is an economics teacher by profession. He contested Eltham in 2005.
The seat is currently held for Labour by Nick Raynsford and after minor boundary changes he is projected to go into the next election defending a notional majority of 11,638, according to the calculations of Professors Rallings and Thrasher of the University of Plymouth. Spencer would need to overtake the Liberal Democats and attain a swing from Labour of 17.45% to take the seat.
It is one of a clutch of eleven south London seats which has been selecting in recent months.