UKIP CHOOSES BY-ELECTION CANDIDATE
Thursday, 24th November 2011
UKIP has announced its candidate for the forthcoming Feltham and Heston by-election to be held on Thursday, December 15.
Andrew Charalambous, UKIP's Housing spokesman, has been selected to fight the seat.
Thirty-nine year-old Andrew is a property developer who has spent much of his career helping reduce homelessness in London through an innovative social housing scheme that allows poorer tenants to avoid paying rent and deposits.
Dubbed "a different kind of social entrepreneur" by the Financial Times, he is also founder of Club4Climate, a global environment organisation that launched the the world's first ecological nightclub. The bar, based in King's Cross, features a piezoelectric dance floor that produces electricity by harnessing the movements of people.
Andrew has also served 15 years as a special constable in the City of London and served in the Honourable Artillery Company. He is a patron of the Leukaemia Society and studied Law at London University before qualifying as a barrister.