Croydon Central open primary: Catriona Ogilvy

Catriona Ogilvy offers the prospect of an OT rather than yet another OE for parliament.

Catriona Ogilvy

Catriona Ogilvy

Ogilvy is an occupational therapist (rather than an Old Etonian, like so many members of David Cameron’s elitist cabinet), and she works in the NHS. Ogilvy makes a merit of never having held any elected office.

Specialising in Oncology, Ogilvy has worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, for seven years, supporting children and young people with cancer.

She is currently on maternity leave, having given birth to a baby son in the last fortnight.

“I am constantly inspired by the strength of the families I work with and see the NHS at its best everyday,” Ogilvy said.

Ogilvy feels that her “real life experience” leaves her well placed to tackle life long political hack Gavin Barwell. Her slogan is “Real experience, Real Action, A Real Alternative.”

Ogilvy says that she is “a hardworking and passionate campaigner, both in the community and for the party” with a “real life experience, together with a background of taking real action on community issues”.

Ogilvy has recently moved to live in Norbury having previously chaired the Streatham Labour party, so is well-known to the new Croydon North MP, Steve Reed.


We put questions to all the candidates. Catriona Ogilvy did not respond

For the profiles of the other candidates, and to cast your vote, click here

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