The Kingston Independent Residents Group is seeking residents’ candidates for the 2018 Council Elections. Even though the Council elections are a year away, the local independent party has started recruiting new candidates because of what it claims as a breakdown of trust with local people.
Cllr Mary Clark is the leader of the Kingston Independent Residents Group, and the existing Councillor for Old Malden. She said: “Westminster parties simply can’t be trusted with prioritising our local issues. Picking fights with our teachers, doctors, nurses and police directly impacts local families every day.
“The choice is quite clear. Do we want Westminster parties telling us what to do locally, or should we decide for ourselves? Kingston residents are fed up with their councillors working for Westminster and they now have a unique chance to elect their first residents’ councillors. In 2018, we’d like to see councillors across Kingston elected to Council, that only answer to one boss – residents.
“We are looking for community-minded individuals in all wards who love where they live and would like to make a difference. If you are a school governor, local volunteer, or just a local resident (!), we have the team in place to help you to take the next step and be a champion for your community.”
If you’d like to find out more about standing, please contact us on 020 8050 5096 or e-mail email@example.com