Dr Matthew Offord has been the MP for Hendon since 2010. He currently serves as a member of the Environmental Audit Committee, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to entering Parliament, Offord worked for the BBC and contested the Barnsley East & Mexborough constituency in the 2001 General Election.
Ashcroft polling (July 2014) :CON: 34%, LAB: 49%, LD: 4%, UKIP: 9%, Green: 2%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Andrew Dismore is the former Member of Parliament for Hendon (1997-2010) and current Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden. While in Parliament, Dismore served as a member of the Work & Pensions Committee, Standards and Privileges Committee and Liaison Committee. Since entering the London Assembly in 2012, Dismore has served as a member of the Assembly’s Economy Committee, Environmental Committee and Health Committee. Although cleared of expenses wrongdoing in 2009, he received scrutiny for his use of the second home allowance and for failing to declare numerous trips to Cyprus paid for by the Cypriot Government.
Alasdair Hill, currently works as a secondary school biology teacher, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Aberdeen and conducted a postgraduate study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Hill stood as a candidate for Mill Hill ward in the Barnet Local Election in 2014 and is a member of the Mill Hill Residents Association and the Mill Hill Neighbourhood forum
Raymond Shamash was educated at Leeds University. After graduating from Leeds Shamash went on to work as a dentist. He is now in semi-retirement.