Five prepare for battle in Clegg’s territory

Labour has chosen its Sheffield Hallam candidates to fight the local elections in May. They are keen to get across the message that Nick Clegg, Paul Scriven and the Lib Dems have let down the country and the city by giving up their party's principles and carrying out Tory policies which will see massive cuts and job losses..  From left to right they are:'Geoff Smith (Crookes), Max Telfer (Stannington), Jennifer Henderson (Dore & Totley), Neale Gibson-Abo_Anber (Fulwood), Catherine Walsh (Ecclesall).
Labour has chosen its Sheffield Hallam candidates to fight the local elections in May. They are keen to get across the message that Nick Clegg, Paul Scriven and the Lib Dems have let down the country and the city by giving up their party's principles and carrying out Tory policies which will see massive cuts and job losses.. From left to right they are:'Geoff Smith (Crookes), Max Telfer (Stannington), Jennifer Henderson (Dore & Totley), Neale Gibson-Abo_Anber (Fulwood), Catherine Walsh (Ecclesall).
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FLYING the red flag in the heart of enemy territory, these are the candidates standing for Labour in Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam constituency in the May local elections.

Hoping to upset the Lib Dems in Ecclesall is Neale Gibson-Abo-Anber, aged 51, who was born in Belfast and moved to Sheffield in 1991.

He owns small businesses based on Ecclesall Road - Gemfish IT and Mowbray Accounting.

Fulwood candidate Catherine Walsh, a 47-year-old public sector worker, was brought up in Sheffield and is a trustee at the Burton Street Foundation community organisation in Hillsborough.

Her main areas of interest are public transport and disability access.

Geoff Smith, standing in Crookes, is 60 and has lived in Crookes for 22 years. He worked as a researcher and administrator at both universities and just retired as Deputy Secretary at Sheffield Hallam University.

Geoff was a governor at King Edward VII School for 10 years and is currently vice chair of governors at Meynell Primary School.

Dore and Totley candidate Jennifer Henderson is 38 years old and was brought up in Dore, where she lived for 34 years.

She works with sensorily impaired students at Sheffield College.

And Max Telfer, chairman of Sheffield Hallam Labour Party, is standing in Stannington.

Max, aged 57, lives in Stannington and has been involved in the community through Stannington Carnival Committee for the last six years.

He works as a systems analyst for a bank but was formerly in the postal service and steel industry.