St. Margarets & North Twickenham Ward with 8620 voters has the largest electorate in the LBRuT,
This election we are working hard to get Labour representation on the council in this ward
Your labour candidates are Gordon Alexander, Rachel Evans and Adam Hinton
St Margarets and north Twickenham is a great ward to live in for most of but for many people it can be a struggle. One in seven children are living in poverty, families and young people are struggling with housing costs. Social care and mental health budgets have been decimated and there are areas where pollution levels are making us ill. Richmond’s Tory council has passed on the Tory governments 40% funding cut to the least able to pay.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. Labour councillors will fight against Tory cuts and to protect our services. We will build the council and affordable homes we need, reverse social care cuts, clean up our air and invest in our young people.
You will perhaps hear the claim that Labour can’t win in St Margarets and North Twickenham. You may even find yourself being asked, somewhat confusingly, to ‘lend’ someone your vote.
We know we haven’t won in this ward for a long while, but we found the claim that we CAN’T win a bit dubious. That’s why we took a look at the data and were surprised to discover that there are substantially more Labour supporters in our ward than Lib Dem supporters. For example in the Labour assembly vote which is a PR type vote for those political geeks amongst you, Labour got 23.7% of the vote to the Lib Dems 15.6%
That’s why we are focusing on this ward and why you'll see us out and about in the ward. We believe Labour CAN win.
So, if you always want to vote for Labour but were worried about tactical voting, or if you just see the need for a strong Labour voice to balance the council then now’s your chance.
If you want to see a balanced council with a strong Labour voice VOTE LABOUR on May 3rd
Thanks for all your support,
Gordon, Rachel and Adam.