I’m hoping to be selected in Clapham Common & Abbeville because I believe we need new energy. We need new energy to solve local issues – like the calamity of the Cavendish Road crossing, the rubbish in our streets and the petty crime in our neighbourhoods.
We need new energy to stand up to the Labour majority on Lambeth Council.
And we need new energy to strengthen a community still in the grip of COVID-19.
I am a veteran Lib Dem campaigner who has worked in both in a voluntary and an employed capacity on local government and Parliamentary election campaigns in Sheffield, Brecon and Radnorshire and Westminster. I know how to win. Here, I’ve been working for the last few months with an amazing local team to survey the entire community, gathering residents’ thoughts on issues ranging from night-time safety to the number 155 bus route. We’re making great progress, but there is so much more to do, and I’d be honoured to be selected as the person to help “lead the charge”.
I’ve wanted to be a Lib Dem councillor for many years but I became inspired to run when I moved here and was appalled to see the level of litter in our streets. Enquiries to the Council went nowhere. Labour is clearly placing greater importance on other areas of the Borough, and the Conservatives typifying what I’ve seen amongst other of their local parties – a lack of action.
I want to be the person who makes a difference and achieves real change in this amazing part of London.
Clapham is a proud area with many strong, diverse communities. I would like to play my part in its future by being Clapham Common & Abbeville’s next Lib Dem councillor.