Sutton Liberal Democrats have increased their share of the vote in retaining a vacant seat on Sutton Council in a by-election held on Thursday, 28 July.
Sutton and Cheam’s new Liberal Democrat candidate, Amna Ahmad, grew up in South London, spending some time in foster care before winning an assisted place at James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich. She later graduated from Oxford University.
Amna Ahmad has been selected overwhelmingly as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam.
The Liberal Democrats are now ready to fight a general election, selecting candidates in areas with a proud liberal tradition, such as Sutton and Cheam.
Sutton Borough’s largest area of open space, Beddington Park, is to be extensively improved and upgraded to make it even more welcoming to residents and borough visitors. The work will be made possible thanks to a grant of just over £3m secured by Sutton Council from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund.
Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council is cracking down on litter louts with its enforcement officers now able to issue on-the-spot fixed penalty notices for a range of littering offences.
Sutton’s Liberal Democrat Council has begun an imaginative programme of promotional activities to highlight the major transformation proposed for the northern end of Sutton’s pedestrianised high street.
Sutton’s young athletes recently brought home a clutch of gold, silver and bronze medals at the grand finals of Europe’s largest youth sports event.
The borough representatives, aged nine to 17, joined thousands of other young athletes from all London boroughs in the annual Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, a mini-Olympics-style sports festival at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on 2 and 3 July.
Two highly-successful Sutton schools have been named the country’s best in their categories in the annual Times Education Supplement awards.
Liberal Democrats have selected Carshalton resident Chris Williams as their candidate for the Carshalton Central by-election on 28th July.
Chris Williams lives in Mill Lane and is a recently retired teacher, having taught at Wallington Country Grammar School since 2002. Previously, Chris was Deputy Headteacher at Orleans Park School in Twickenham.
He is passionate about protecting local green spaces and heritage sites. As a regular rail user he is only too aware of the recent poor service commuters from Carshalton have had to endure.
Chris joined the Lib Dems to give something back to the local community.He is a member of the PCC at All Saints Carshalton, where he was married in 2014.
Alongside existing ward Councillors Jill Whitehead and Hamish Pollock, Chris will be working with Lib Dem-run Sutton Council and Tom Brake MP to highlight the following issues:
Keep Carshalton Special: Liberal Democrats have worked hard to protect our valued local green spaces and heritage.
Commuters: Chris and the Lib Dems want Southern Rail sacked NOW due to the appalling service provided to Carshalton Central residents
Cuts to local pharmacies: Chris and the Lib Dems will be fighting Tory Government plans to cut the money that goes to local pharmacies which could see 11 pharmacies in Sutton close.
Local Liberal Democrat MP, Tom Brake, said: “I am delighted that Chris Williams has been selected to fight this election. Working alongside Jill and Hamish, Chris will be part of a strong team working hard all year round to get the best deal for our area.”
Liberal Democrat candidate for the Carshalton Central by-election Chris Williams commented: “Carshalton is such a special area and it is a real privilege to stand for election in the community I live in and have grown to love. I will be fighting this election to protect our local parks and heritage, get a better deal for local commuters and to send a clear message to the Tories that central government cuts to local services are unacceptable.”
The election is being held after the resignation of Cllr Alan Salter.
Sutton PC Heath Keogh has received one of the highest honours to be given by the RSPCA for his work on a borough-wide initiative to promote responsible dog ownership and to tackle anti-social behaviour by owners.