The Tandridge District Council elections are this Thursday, May 3rd. Your polling station is at St Peter’s Church Hall. We’ve all learned in the last couple of years that every vote really does count…and you can’t complain about the results if you haven’t bothered to vote!!
So, here’s a quick who’s who of the candidates standing for the Limpsfield Ward.
Phil Davies, OLRG
An existing councillor up for re-election, Itchingwood Common-based Phil is very well known around Limpsfield and stands as an independent / non-political candidate, representing the OLRG – Oxted and Limpsfield Residents’ Group.
Phil believes there is a lack of consideration for residents’ views and promises to represent residents’ concerns, especially regarding the threat to the Green Belt, local services, schools and road vis-a-vis development set out in the Tandridge Local Plan.
Zee Grace Lapthorne, Conservatives
Zee Grace Lapthorne is standing as the Conservative candidate. She and her family moved to Limpsfield in 2004 and live in Staffhurst Wood. Juggling work and family life, Zee works from home as an independent financial research analyst. A strong believer in supporting the local community, she is a regular volunteer in Limpsfield’s Memorial Stores.
Martin Caxton, Lib Dems
Martin Caxton has lived in Limpsfield for over 20 years. He is familiar with current issues, such as the threat of housing developments in the Green Belt adjoining Limpsfield.
He wants to see local health services better resourced and is concerned about the lack of affordable housing in the Oxted area. He is also very keen for the district council to take over some responsibilities, such as pothole repairing from the ‘remote’ Surrey County Council.
Alec McNally, Labour
As a crew manager in the Fire Brigade, Alec has experience of balancing limited resources without compromising delivery of services. He believes this is something that Surrey Council has consistently failed to do, resulting in rising council tax while essential amenities are withdrawn.
Alec is passionate about the effects of cuts on hardworking families, and pledges to represent hardworking local people and hold Surrey Council Conservatives to account. He’s also concerned with health and welfare and the impact of the proposed ‘garden villages’ set out in Tandridge Council’s Local Plan.
Please vote. It might just be local elections, but actually they’re just as important to you and your family as the national ones…