Latchmere’s Labour councillors are proud of their achievements since 2010 and are determined to build on this work.
Tony, Wendy and Simon are putting themselves forward to take on the Tories at the 2014 elections and continue their service on Wandsworth council.
The final decision will rest with local Labour members and with the voters of Wandsworth – and Latchmere’s Labour councillors are keen to finish the job of saving York Gardens Library, helping to guide the £100m estate regeneration and growing the number of local community gardens.
Councillor Tony Belton said, “In my 30 years representing Latchmere, the next few look like being the most exciting. I relish the prospect of taking part in the regeneration of the estates. The Council’s promised £50+ million spend could and should transform the life prospects of all those who live in what is currently the most deprived area of the Borough. We must however make sure that, unlike the riverside, it retains its current diverse community as well as becoming a better place in which to work, live and play.”
Councillor Simon Hogg said: “The community campaign to save York Gardens Library was one of the most fantastic things I have been involved with – I want to continue as part of the Labour team to ensure this library always gives local children access to books, computers and free homework clubs.”
Councillor Wendy Speck said: “I am passionate about education – worked as a headteacher and am now chair of governors at Chesterton School. Every child matters, and I love the opportunity to support the next generation I get from school visits and sitting on the council’s Education Committee.”