Voters in Richmond upon Thames will soon be heading to the polls to choose new councillors to represent them for the next four years. All 54 seats on the council will be up for grabs in the elections, which will take place on May 5 across all London boroughs and hundreds of other seats across the UK.
In Richmond, a total of 167 candidates will be battling it out for 54 seats across 18 wards. The Liberal Democrats won control of the council from the Conservatives in 2018. This council is made up of 39 Liberal Democrats, 11 Conservatives, three Green Party councillors and one Independent Liberal. A boundary review means some wards in Richmond will change, but the number of wards in the borough will remain the same at 18.
Labour and the Conservatives each have 54 candidates vying for a seat in next month’s elections, with 48 Liberal Democrat candidates in the running. There are also six candidates from the Green Party, three Women’s Equality Party candidates and two Independents.
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Affordable housing is a key issue for voters to consider, including the level proposed for the Mortlake Brewery site. Candidates’ positions on cut-through traffic in Richmond Park, plans for the Twickenham Riverside development, school provision and council tax may also sway voters. The full list of candidates standing in the Richmond Council elections is as follows:
Barnes Ward: Ayar Ata (Lab); Aphra Brandreth (Con); Helen Edward (Con); Sara Gezdari (Con); Andy Hale (Lib Dem); Alec Lever (Lab); Marjory Millum (Lib Dem); Sujata Patel (Lab); Fiona Sacks (Lib Dem)
East Sheen Ward: Julia Cambridge (Lib Dem); Alexandra Cox (Lab); Margaret Dane (Lib Dem); Frederick Hepworth (Lab); Paul Hodgins (Con); Seamus Joyce (Con); David Littlemore (Lab); Brian Marcel (Con); Zoe Mcleod (Lib Dem)
Fulwell and Hampton Hill Ward: Mark Boyle (Con); Joe Broughton (Con); Jonathan Cardy (Lib Dem); John Edmonds (Lab); Matthew Hull (Lib Dem); Julian Reindorp (Lab); Eva Tutchell (Lab); Kelly-Marie Tuthill (Con); Caroline Wren (Green)
Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside Ward: Monica Ayliffe (Lab); Gemma Curran (Con); Andree Frieze (Green); Penny Frost (Lib Dem); Manuel Holden-Ayala (Con); Dimitri Jaouen-Strutt (Lab); Alexander Kartun-Giles (Con); Gareth Richards (Lib Dem); Angela Smith (Lab)
Hampton Ward: Sam Dalton (Lib Dem); Derek Gadd (Lab); Roisin Gadd (Lab); Stephen Guichard (Lab); Suzette Nicholson (Lib Dem); Gareth Roberts (Lib Dem); Petra Sale (Con); Jon Slinn (Con); Nina Watson (Con)
Hampton North Ward: Kallon Basham (Green); Avril Coelho (Ind); Jeremy Davis (Lib Dem); Elizabeth Gant (Lib Dem); Kate Howard (Con); James Johnson (Lab); Nupur Majumdar (Con); Elliot Mitchell (Lab); Geoffrey Samuel (Con); Louisa Spawls (Lab)
Hampton Wick and South Teddington Ward: Robin Brown (Lib Dem); Hilary Dance (Con); Petra Fleming (Lib Dem); Katharine Haynes (Lab); Grant Healy (Con); Jon Hollis (Con); Christopher Johnson (Lab); Jim Millard (Lib Dem); Gerard Ward (Lab)
Heathfield Ward: John Coombs (Lib Dem); Nick Dexter (Lab); George Dryja (Con); Marc Hope (Con); Jonathan Lebosquet (Con); Manju Paul (Lab); Lesley Pollesche (Lib Dem); Ranjeev Walia (Lab); Michael Wilson (Lib Dem)
Kew Ward: Alice Bridges-Westcott (Lib Dem); Ian Craigie (Lib Dem); Samuel Ennis (Con); Sophia Fearon (Con); Nicholas Hampson (Lab); Barnaby Marder (Lab); Roger Metcalfe (Con); Eliana Reyes (Women’s Equality Party); Clare Vollum (Lib Dem); Marion White (Lab)
Mortlake and Barnes Common Ward: Paul Avon (Con); Francine Bates (Lab); Niki Crookdake (Green); Simon Danciger (Ind); Deborah Genders (Lab); Anton McNulty-Howard (Lib Dem); Tony Paterson (Lib Dem); Jennifer Powers (Con); Sarah-Jane Sewell (Con); Matthew Woolston (Lab)
North Richmond Ward: Thomas Absolon (Lab); Nancy Baldwin (Lib Dem); Sam Cullen (Lab); Thomas Longley (Con); Fiona O’Farrell (Lab); Richard Pyne (Lib Dem); Daniel Rosenschein (Con); Richard Warren (Lib Dem); Suzy Webb (Con)
South Richmond Ward: Christina Atchison (Lab); Pamela Fleming (Con); Michael Freedman (Lab); Edwin Makurah (Lab); Thomas O’Malley (Con); Phillip Taylor (Con); Chris Varley (Lib Dem); Paulina Vassileva (Lib Dem); Chas Warlow (Green)
South Twickenham Ward: Richard Bennett (Green); Michael Butlin (Lib Dem); Christopher Fawcett (Lab); Alexander Kingston (Lab); Rhi Lee (Lib Dem); David Marlow (Con); Helen Marlow (Con); Paul Nacmanson (Con); Laura Rollin (Lab)
St Margarets and North Twickenham Ward: Gordon Alexander (Lab); Penelope Banaji (Lab); Paul Cavin (Con); Alexander Ehmann (Lib Dem); Ben Khosa (Lib Dem); Katie Mansfield (Lib Dem); Philip Moshi (Lab); Keith Newman (Con); Ruth Porter (Con); Trixie Rawlinson (Women’s Equality Party)
Teddington Ward: Neil Browning (Lab); Philip Eastment (Con); Martin Elengorn (Lib Dem); Charlie Engel (Lib Dem); Phil Giesler (Lib Dem); Brian Jarvis (Con); Sampson Low (Lab); Elizabeth Mackenzie (Lab); Janet Pell (Con)
Twickenham Riverside Ward: Alexander Bielstein (Con); Susan Chappell (Con); James Chard (Lib Dem); Adam Gladstone (Lab); Anne Loewenstein (Lab); Julia Neden-Watts (Lib Dem); Stephen O’Shea (Lib Dem); Douge Orchard (Con); Caroline Rayfield (Women’s Equality Party); Daisy Rushton (Lab)
West Twickenham Ward: Piers Allen (Lib Dem); Peter Finch (Con); Jonny Fryer (Con); Christina Green (Lab); Alan Juriansz (Lib Dem); Laura O’Brien (Lib Dem); Lily-Naomi Sale (Con); Paul Tanto (Lab); Will Tillotson (Lab)
Whitton Ward: Jennifer Hull (Con); Jo Humphreys (Lib Dem); Rob O’Carroll (Lib Dem); Howard Roberts (Lab); Sandra Roberts (Lab); Kuldev Sehra (Lib Dem); Saba Shaukat (Con); Sheba Sogol (Con); Ciaran Tomlin (Lab)