Watford Conservatives last night voted to select engineering and investment specialist George Jabbour as their candidate for Mayor of Watford at next May’s local election. The vote was taken by the local party after three local candidates were shortlisted to go forward to the final round.
“George was selected after taking questions from the audience where he demonstrated a keen local knowledge and passion for Watford. George’s ideas and plans for the local community will put us in pole position for the upcoming Mayoral election" said Linda Topping, Chairman of Watford Conservatives.
George, who moved from Syria to the UK in 2004, has worked in the investment industry and in 2009 started a small business to help public sector organisations with their finances. He has also been named as one of the 40-under-40 rising stars in investment banking in Britain.
The 35-year-old, who has a background in engineering, said that addressing local issues will be a key point of his campaign to become Mayor of Watford: “It is an enormous privilege to be standing as the Conservative candidate for Mayor of Watford. Our town is flourishing but there is more to do. Watford needs a proactive Mayor who has the right skills and experiences to be an effective ambassador for our local residents, businesses and community groups. I will be working with our recently re-elected local MP Richard Harrington to ensure that everyone's voice is heard.”