Meet the Candidates for the 5 May 2022 Local Elections


2022 Local Elections: Meet our candidates in Reigate & Banstead

On Thursday, 5 May 2022, you have a chance to vote for councillors to represent you on Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.  Polls are open between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. You can also vote by mail or by proxy, the deadline to register for a postal vote is Tuesday 19 April and proxy vote is Tuesday 26 April, you can find out more here.

If you have a Liberal Democrat candidate standing where you live, please give them your support. You can put up a poster to put in your window to show your support.

If you would like to help us win here by delivering leaflets, or join our local campaign team, please e-mail [email protected].

Christopher Thompson

Meadvale and St. John's

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Christopher has lived in the area for the past 8 years with his wife and 10 year-old daughter. A financial journalist by background, he joined the Liberal Democrats in 2019 and takes a particular interest in policies designed to boost local businesses and grow the economy in a more inclusive way. He is a volunteer at the Trussell Trust foodbank, a keen footballer and outdoor swimming enthusiast.

John Vincent

Reigate

John has lived in Reigate for 30-years. He represented central Reigate as a County Councillor from 1993-1997 and a Reigate and Banstead Borough Councillor until 2000. John has been campaigning since the mid-1980s and stood as a Lib Dem European and Westminster parliamentary candidate.  He has worked on policy and implementation of environmental, planning and transport problems.  He likes to walk in the local countryside, amateur gardening, and travel. John is a chartered engineer who has worked in aerospace and international aviation. In his retirement he runs a small charity and undertakes consultancy work on aircraft safety.

Jemma De Vincenzo

Redhill West & Wray Common

 

Jemma has a young family and chose to set up home here in a community that benefits from green spaces and great community facilities. As a front line healthcare worker, Jemma recognises the pressure services are under and the fight families face to get the support they need. She’s passionate about ensuring children and young people have the best start in life by protecting valuable services and local green spaces, and ensuring worthwhile investment so that all children can have a brighter future.

Stuart Holmes

Redhill East

Stuart has lived in Redhill and Reigate all his life. He lives in Redhill with his wife and two children. Stuart grew up in Woodhatch and attended schools locally. He works as a Design Manager. If elected Stuart promises to work hard, listen, and get things done for residents of Redhill East. Stuarts’s top priorities are: making Redhill greener by reducing the Borough’s carbon footprint and supporting biodiversity; make active travel safer with more cycle lanes, school streets and reduce urban speed limits to 20mph; and repairing our roads and footpaths, and protecting Redhill’s green spaces, and older buildings.

Graham Burr

Hooley, Merstham and Netherne

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Graham and his family moved to this area some thirty years ago attracted by the country feel and great access to London. Two children and three grandchildren later he still sees the Borough as one of the most beautiful places and is passionate about preserving and enhancing it for future generations. His priorities are affordable housing that doesn’t destroy our inherited Green spaces, proprerly funded services and local transport and a real commitment to building a sustainable zero carbon and nature positive future. As a Liberal Democrat, he is standing to give voice to those who no longer feel they can endorse this current Government. He is also a committed European after decades working across Europe.

Steve Wotton

Horley West and Sidlow

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Steve moved to the Borough nine years ago with his family, following five years spent working abroad in Asia. He has three children at local schools and works in banking and financial services, commuting 2-3 days a week into the City. If elected, Steve's priorities would be: building more homes, including affordable houses for first time buyers; enhancing the borough's transition to net zero (through good green transport and EV charging); and improving opportunities for school leavers and young adults. Steve joined the Lib Dems in 2018 to campaign against Brexit, he is a committed pro-European and supports restoring our relationship with Europe.

Moray Carey

Banstead Village

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Moray has lived in the Borough for more than 30 years. He’s a long-time member of a local athletic club, for whom he served as Treasurer for over 10 years, and a regular volunteer at Parkrun. If elected, he would lobby for: (i) future housing developments to include an adequate number of affordable homes to make property ownership more accessible; (ii) more free outdoor gyms, such as the one in the Redhill Memorial Park, to promote physical and mental health; (iii) adequate funding for the parks and countryside for everyone’s recreation and enjoyment; and (iv) ways of improving the environment, including combating the growing litter problem, especially through education.

 


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