Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Abigail for the Assembly

I am very excited that Abigail Lock is our regional candidate for the London Assembly. As a Sutton resident and former Sutton councillor Abigail has the local knowledge and experience to ensure that Sutton is properly represented on the Assembly. Sutton is lumped with Croydon in terms of regional representation and so we have always had to fight hard to ensure that Sutton’s interests are not overshadowed by the very different economic profile of Croydon.

As well as her local knowledge another factor that has received a positive reaction on the doorstep for Abigail is her age. At 31 Abigail is (sadly) well below the average age for a politician, and there has been a lot of enthusiasm to see a younger person providing their perspective on the Assembly. Indeed it is Abigail’s generation that make up a considerable part of the body of commuters struggling into London each day, and it is this generation that are finding it almost impossible to get a foot on the property ladder.

I have had the pleasure of working with Abigail when she was a councillor, particularly as we championed the cause of unpaid carers together, so I am confident in her values and work ethic.

Abigail has also worked for a National Charity promoting the rights and needs of people with disabilities and this work has seen her confidently challenging high level politicians about their policies in this area: an excellent grounding for the role of an Assembly member.

Look out for Abigail Lock on your ballot papers. Indeed whoever makes it as Mayor of London had better watch out for Abigail!

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April 22, 2012 - Posted by | Liberal Democrats | , ,

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