The Labour candidate for Kingston & Surbiton for the June 8 General Election will be Laurie South.
Laurie has lived in Kingston & Surbiton for over 25 years and one of his sons went to school here. Laurie’s career has included teaching in further education and schools, with 7 years spent in rural Africa, senior local government experience in Humberside and Inner London, spells at a Training & Enterprise Council and the Local Government Information Unit, and as chief executive of two national charities.
Many people know Laurie for his work as chair of Kingston & Surbiton Constituency Labour Party, but locally he is also known for his Morris dancing and amateur dramatics.
Laurie is passionate about developing a community for all rather than for the benefit of the advantaged few.
As he says “This election is about what kind of society we want. The Tories want to continue their failed austerity programme which hits the least well off hardest while giving tax cuts for the rich. Labour wants to invest in growth where wealth is shared more equally by all. It’s a very simple choice: Labour or the nasty party. Tactical voting will only let the Tories continue as they did before, with or without a sprinkling of Liberal Democrats.”
Laurie's campaign will be launched with a street stall in Kingston on Saturday (6th May 2017) at 11am - details here.
To help Laurie’s campaign for a better society, please contact him on Laurie@kingstonlabour.com