No one works harder than Cllr Wendy Speck

No two Wandsworth councillors are the same. There are Tory and Labour, of course, but they come in all shapes and sizes; the formal and the scruffy; full-time workers and retirees; younger than me or twice my age. I’m told there are still some Masons and there are a surprising number of Spurs fans.

Almost all work hard at the job, but I don’t know of any ward councillor who works harder than Wendy Speck, my fellow Latchmere councillor. Just take a look at her diary for the past two weeks…

Wendy Speck's diary, February 20 to March 4

Wendy Speck's diary, February 20 to March 4

I can’t quite make out all of what is written for Wednesday, February 22 – but I can see that day included a 9.30am estate inspection, a session at Chesterton School at 1.30pm (where Wendy is chair of governors), a reception to encourage more women to became councillors in the evening and then an Education committee meeting in the Town Hall (which can take up three hours all-in).

Wendy Speck on the Kambala Estate

Wendy Speck on the Kambala Estate

There are residents association meetings, school inspections, internal Labour Party meetings, canvassing sessions to speak to residents – and Wendy also finds time for Spanish lessons!

Wendy Speck and Olly

Wendy Speck and Olly

Her house is always open to guests – in the diary we see Eva leaving on Monday and Nina arriving on the next Sunday. Wendy will often mention that a friend from home in Bradford has decided to kip at her’s for week.

Wendy Speck and Harriet Harman in York Gardens Library

Wendy Speck and Harriet Harman in York Gardens Library

Three cheers for councillor Wendy Speck!

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