Local small business owner Jack Cheetham has been elected as the Conservative Councillor in St James Ward.
Jack is a local small business owner who was born and raised in Kingston upon Thames and lives in St James Ward. The same energy and drive that pushed him to start his own business will now be directed towards helping the Conservative Administration on the Council.
His grandfather was a councillor in Cheshire many moons ago, so Jack feels local politics is in his blood. He is hungry to start asking real questions of the Council and to start to get real answers. He is not interested in playing games and misleading residents, as so often politicians do.
As a small business owner, Jack understands many of the challenges that local small business owners face in New Malden, and he will champion them on Kingston Council to ensure the Borough always helps local businesses.
The by-election was triggered by the death of former Kingston Conservatives leader Howard Jones in October. Cllr Cheetham tweeted: "Great result last night. Shows residents' love and affection for Howard Jones. An honour to continue his term.
The turn-out for the December 16th by-election in St James ward was just under 40%:
- Jack Cheetham, Conservative: 1,123
- Annette Wookey, Lib Dem: 865
- Stephen Dunkling, Labour: 355
- Benjamin Roberts, UKIP: 206
- Alexander Nelson, Green: 71
Follow Jack at @StJamesJack
Call Jack on 07734 919 298