Kingston Labour have three excellent candidates for New Malden who are rooted in the community, and care about social issues, and will fight for a better and fairer local area.
Our candidates will push for our transformative polices from our manifesto “A Recovery Plan For Kingston.”
“I have lived close to the High Street in New Malden for 4 years and as well as being a Captain for a major UK airline I am a senior representative for the pilots’ union and have worked both nationally and internationally to make the aviation industry safer and greener. As a Labour councillor I will represent the views and needs of all New Malden residents – not just property developers and private landlords. Your Labour team are on your side, whether that’s in preserving the character of the High Street and making sure any new homes are truly affordable for residents, or ensuring the Malden Centre redevelopment doesn’t rob us of a vital community asset. Only Labour has a recovery plan for Kingston that protects and invests in our public infrastructure, rather than auctioning it off to the highest bidder.”
“I have lived in the borough of Kingston since 1974 and in New Malden for over 30 years. Since my retirement from primary school teaching in 2016 I have been active in the local community with Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, the RHS and currently with a local children’s nursery. In 2018 I became one of the directors at Kingston Environment Centre, where I am the community gardening lead, membership secretary and collaborate on fundraising. I joined the Labour Party in 2015 and am currently one of the secretaries, so I am very much the public face of our local party as far as our members are concerned. I think New Malden is a great place to live with a huge amount of community involvement, but these efforts are being failed by the Lib Dems. I would be an effective, accessible Labour councillor who would hold regular surgeries for New Malden residents.”
“I am a Chartered Accountant and I have lived for over 30 years in New Malden. I have two grown-up children who attended local State schools before going onto University. I first got into politics when at University where I was Chair of the Labour Club and have been a member for over 35 years. My belief in Labour values of social justice and equal opportunity remain as strong as ever. My main concern is with the overdevelopment of sites in and around New Malden, but also occurring throughout the Borough. Whilst we need new homes, the current Lib Dem administration seems to be building in the interests of developers, whilst there are far too many families either waiting for social housing or are in temporary accommodation. That is a disgrace as is the fact that around one quarter of children in the Borough live in poverty. This should not be happening in what is a relatively affluent area.”