Neeraj Patil, Labour Party candidate for Putney, kicks off his campaign

Neeraj Patil, an Indian-origin doctor and Britain’s Labour party candidate from the seat of Putney, has launched his campaign for the June 8 general election from Bangalore Street in south-west London.

Patil, who is in his late 40s, is a Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine and a former Mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth. He was born and brought up in Gulbarga in Karnataka. He has been pitted against the Conservative Education Minister of Britain, Justine Greening. Greening has been representing the constituency since 2005.

MP for Croydon North and Shadow Local Government Minister Steve Reed launched Patil’s campaign from Bangalore Street located in Putney constituency of London. Bangalore Street is located in the London borough of Wandsworth, which has three Parliamentary constituencies – Putney, Battersea and Tooting.

The street derives its name from the recruitment centre of the Bangalore regiment that was located on this street during the British colonial rule in the nineteenth century.

Patil has worked in the National Health Service for over 15 years in 41 different hospitals. He had run against Michael Gove in the 2009 election as a Labour candidate as well.

The general elections in the UK are due on June 8, 2017.