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Lord’s daughter switches attention to councillor post

PUBLISHED: 11:53 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:49 25 August 2010

A MILLIONAIRE'S daughter who lost a bitter battle to become a parliamentary candidate is now trying to become a councillor.

A MILLIONAIRE'S daughter who lost a bitter battle to become a parliamentary candidate is now trying to become a councillor. Georgia Gould, 23, who lost her bid to become Labour's candidate for Erith and Thamesmead has now been selected for a London council seat. The daughter of New Labour's pollster Lord Philip Gould and millionaire publisher Gail Rebuck was chosen to fight the marginal Kentish Town ward last Tuesday. It is currently represented by three Liberal Democrat councillors.

The former head girl at the comprehensive Camden School for Girls came third in the race to become Labour's choice for Erith and Thamesmead. Some party members were alarmed at her selection because of her apparent lack of local links.

The Oxford graduate was beaten by local candidate and tax inspector Teresa Pearce.

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