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Candidates announced for South Camberwell council by-election

The five candidates for the South Camberwell council by-election due to be held on October 15 have been announced.

Community activist Octavia Lamb has been put forward by Labour, communications specialist and TackleAfrica charity founder Ben Maitland for the Lib Dems and cycling activist and East Dulwich Estate Regeneration Project Team chair Eleanor Margolies by the Greens.

Transport consultant Chris Mottau has been nominated by the Conservatives and anti-crime campaigner and former Labour councillor Stephen Govier by the All People’s Party. UKIP did not nominate a candidate.

Ladbrokes have announced their odds for the by-election, with Ms Lamb a clear favourite to retain Labour’s seat at 1/10. Ms Margolies is out at 10/1, Mr Mottau 16/1, Mr Maitland at 20/1 and Mr Govier the long-shot at 50/1.

The by-election was sparked when Labour councillor Chris Gonde stood down, citing a poor work-life balance in his resignation letter.

It will take place on Thursday October 15. There is a map showing the various polling stations available at



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