More responsive Councillors - Sue's Experience

Chessington South
Residents in Chessington South deserve councillors who will fight for them and deliver real help to people who need it

Before she joined our local team, campaigner Sue Towner tried to get the Lib Dem councillors to fix problems in her area, but they didn't respond, so the Conservative's fixed it.

Sue said,

 My office is on Copt Gilders with the beautiful old oak tree standing guard in the centre. I used to love walking round the corner to see the tree on my way to the office. However, the state of the pavement was getting worse and worse, with unswept areas and large amounts of pigeon droppings over the bins and pavement.

 I tried to contact my ward councillors but with no response. Talking about the problem at the Chessington Residents Association meeting, Andrew Day, the Conservative Councillor from our neighbouring ward (Chessington North and Hook), offered to help. Within a short time, I was in contact with the official with responsibility for street cleansing, photos were taken and instructions given. It is so much better now and reassuring that the on-going situation is being monitored.

 It also shows what local Conservatives can achieve when they are able to work together.

Residents in Chessington South deserve councillors who will fight for them and deliver real help to people who need it. Whether that's arguing for a road to be fixed, improving street cleaning or fighting against overdevelopment - you deserve more that you are getting. 

Chessington and Malden Rushett cannot be forgotten parts of the Borough.

Sue Towner

Local Campaigner

Sue has lived and grown her business in Chessington South over the last 28 years and for the last 18 years has been a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - last 8 of them as a branch chairman and activist. Sue has lobbied MP's in the FSB branch area - Chris Grayling, Paul Scully, Dominic Raab, Sir Paul Beresford, James Berry and Ed Davey! Sue has also made contact with the Councils - Kingston, Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Leatherhead and Sutton. The changes in the FSB made sue decide to cross the divide and help in a different way. She wants to be more involved locally and try to make Chessington South a major part of the Conservative idea of a Better, Brighter Borough.

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Simon Illsley

Local Campaigner

With the exception of his student days at Manchester University studying Chemical Engineering, Simon has lived in Kingston Borough all his adult life. Simon's time at Chessington has been spent at two CCCs. Fifteen enjoable years bowling for the mighty Chessington Cricket club and his first job was as a software engineer at Chessington Computer Centre. Since then Simon has continued to work in computing, managing software development for global applications. Simon's children are now reaching the final stages of their eduucation and he feels it is the right time to try and give something back to a borough that has given so much to him and his family.

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Cllr Andy Johnson-Creek

Local Campaigner

Andy has lived in Chessington South for the last three years, commuting to London during the week for a job in PR. Prior to that he lived in Berrylands, Surbiton, where he has been a councillor since 2014. Now that he is up for re-election, Andy wants to again represent the place where he lives and where hehas based his young family. His time in the guidhall and as a school governor at Chessington Community College has shown him that the Southern end of Chessington down to Malden Rushett has been poorly represented for a very long time. If electedt as your councillor, Andy will ensure that this is no longer the case; and that Chessington has a loud voice in the guildhall on all issues - big or small. 

 Email Andy at andy.johnson

tel Call Andy on 07825 093 891


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