Local Elections 2022
The Tory-led Council is failing Woking residents through poor financial and project management, running up an astonishing debt with behind schedule and over-budget high-rise developments. Now is the time that we need strong candidates who will represent the people that elect them. Our current councillors have been working extremely hard to make Woking the best it can be for everyone – here’s just a few of the outcomes they’ve achieved for Woking:
– Brought management of local housing stock back into council control to improve standards
– Addressed noise and disruption issues for residents of Lynwood Woodham
– Expanded the residents parking permit scheme on Arnold Road and Eve Road
– Forced a peer review of the local planning process, which made 19 recommendations to improve it that we are determined to see implemented by the Council
– Chaired the licensing committee to get better disabled provision, increased low emission taxis and simplify the registration process
– Begun a new cycle path between Woking and Byfleet (approved for consultation)
But they could do so much more with your support. Our candidates for the upcoming local elections are below – help us to better represent you by giving them your support so that they can achieve even more going forwards!
M. Ilyas Raja
Having been a Woking resident for 35 years and raising a family here, Ilyas is committed to making Woking the best place it can be for everyone. As a Councillor for Canalside, he will prioritise actively working for a development masterplan that meets local resident’s needs – without more high-rise towers. He will also work to improve resident’s security with more visible policing and CCTV, and oppose any increases to parking charges or council tax.
Growing up in Kingfield Chris is proud to be Labour candidate for Hoe Valley. He is a veteran local campaigner of many years and knows the area incredibly well. His top priority is to represent resident’s concerns over proposed new tower blocks for Woking, and redevelopment around the football ground. He’s also keen to improve local services and amenities and work with residents to make sure their voices are heard by the council.
I want change because what we have now is not working. The Conservatives are mismanaging Woking Borough Council with their soaring debts and overbudget development projects. We need sensible spending and thorough planning because Woking deserves better. With your votes, and together with the other outstanding Labour councillors, we will speak up on behalf of the residents of Woking and work hard for the change that will achieve the very best for our borough.