Late last evening (28th July 2016) hard working local resident Chris Williams was elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor.
He joins Councillors Jill Whitehead and Hamish Pollock in representing Carshalton Central ward on Sutton Council and Tom Brake MP as your local Liberal Democrat team.
The full Carshalton Central results:
Chris Williams, Liberal Democrat: 1,250 votes, 43.4 per cent
Conservative: 1,061 votes, 36.9 per cent
Green: 211 votes, 7.3 per cent
Labour: 176 votes, 6.1 per cent
UKIP: 150 votes, 5.2 per cent
Christian People’s Alliance: 29 votes, 1.0 per cent
Many congratulations, Chris.
Local teacher Chris Williams is fighting a council by-election in Carshalton tomorrow — can you please help him to win? Voting starts at 7am until 10pm. There are the usual three polling stations at Westmead Road, Highfield Hall and All Saints School, Rotherfield Road.
Here in Sutton, Liberal Democrats have been celebrating 30 years of running the council, working hard to make it the best place to live for all of our residents. We are fighting a vital by-election in the heart of Tom Brake’s parliamentary seat and we ask for your help to keep Carshalton Lib Dem!
Chris lives locally, and has been fighting an overwhelmingly positive campaign, outlining his aims to protect our local heritage, improve local rail services and campaigning against Tory cuts to local pharmacies. He’s up against one of the most negative Tory campaign we’ve ever seen – so it’s really important that we win tomorrow to send a message to the Tory Party that their smear campaign will not work.
Hamish says: “Chris is an energetic local man who gets things done. As a ward councillor I have been working alongside Chris for some time on local community issues in Carshalton Central. We have worked very well together on a number of projects affecting our local area. Chris sees tasks through and concerns himself with detail. I’ve seen Chris work well as a team member showing an independent mind, important in representative politics. Enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and organised, Chris if elected on 28th July 2016 will become a valued local councillor.”