Jack Cheetham elected in St James with increased vote share

Boris Johnson teaches Jack a lesson
At the hand of a master — Boris Johnson shows Jack Cheetham (second from left) how to pull a pint of London Pride!

Local small business owner Jack Cheetham has been elected as the Conservative Councillor in St James Ward.

He increased the vote share achieved by Conservative candidates in the St James Ward in May 2014 by over 5%, and in doing so won the second highest percentage of votes in a Kingston by-election for almost a decade.

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.

As a small business owner, Cllr Cheetham understands many of the challenges that local small businesses face, and he intends to champion them on Kingston Council.

The by-election was triggered by the death of former Kingston Conservatives leader Howard Jones in October.

Speaking after his victory, Cllr Cheetham said,

 I'm really grateful to the voters of St James and look forward to working hard in their interests just as Howard Jones did for so many years. This is a clear endorsement of the new Conservative Council’s progress in tackling the shameful legacy of the previous Lib Dem administration.”

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

tweetFollow Jack at @StJamesJack


Cllr Ken Smith

St. James Ward Councillor

Ken is no stranger to public service, being a former magistrate and JP. He also has a proud background in the Airborne Regiment, having spent most of his service overseas, and is assocaited with the Parachute Regiment Association for SW London, and the New Malden Royal British Legion. He was employed for 31 years in the field of metallurgy, working in management at a multi-national company. He believes that the financial discipline of the private sector should be employed by the Council to lower Council Tax and increase efficiency. He has lived in St James Ward for over thirty years. He is well know to residents for his hands-on approach to assisting them over many years with issues relating to the Council. 

email Contact Ken at ken.smith @kingstonconservatives.com

 telCall Ken on 07752 152 829

Cllr Priyen Patel

St. James Ward Councillor

Priyen has lived in Kingston all his life. He went to primary and secondary schools in the Borough and knows the high regard in which Kingston‘s schools are held. First elected in 2010, Priyen has been campaigning in the Council for better value for money and a more modern local authority. He works for an organisation that promotes small businesses, and has been doing the same in the council for small firms in New Malden. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and playing on his iPad.

email Contact Priyen at priyen.patel @kingstonconservatives.com

telCall Priyen on 07830 262 904

2014 election results:

Conservatives 42%
LibDems 26%
Labour 19%

Cllr Jack Cheetham

By-election winner
... with increased majority!

St. James Ward Councillor

Jack was born and raised in Kingston upon Thames and lives in St James Ward. He is not interested in playing games and misleading residents, as politicians so often do. As a small business owner, Jack understands many of the challenges that local small business owners face in New Malden, and champions them on Kingston Council to ensure the Borough always helps local businesses.

tweetFollow Jack at @CouncillorJack

email Contact Jack at jack.cheetham @kingstonconservatives.com 

tel Call Jack on 07734 919 298


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