23rd October 2022
Our Labour candidate for the by-election is Nick Draper. He is an experienced former Councillor with 24 years under his belt in neighbouring Merton. He has a solid track record of supporting and helping residents.
Nick says “In my time I’ve built a library and a leisure centre; I’ve stopped a Council from closing a Special Needs school; I’ve opened two new parks; and more. I genuinely believe that, with a strong team of local Labour members I have behind me, I could get the Hogsmill cleaned up. And that would just be a start.”
Labour can win in Kingston! Our strong results in a number of places during the local elections in May this year had us come second to the Lib Dems with the Tories far behind.
If you want Labour, Vote Labour!
Nick’s pledges to you:
I will campaign for a new NHS Hub:
I will continue to campaign for a new NHS hub on the sites of the village surgery, where routine screening, blood tests, and advice can be carried out.
I will work to clean up the Hogsmill:
We’ve already met with Thames Water to and will continue to keep up the pressure.
I will work to improve the Springfield estate:
I will work to improve the quality of life on the estate, make sure street and communal lights are working, and improve security.
I will work to fix the Kingston Road cycle lane:
As a Labour Councillor I will work to relocate the bus stop, reinstate the filter lane, into South Lane West, and install kerb height segregation.
I will hold the Lib Dems to account:
Labour candidates campaigned in May that it was not a good time to be borrowing to build a new leisure centre and proved to be correct with a 33% rise in costs now revealed.