Candidates assembling to get
VOTERS go to the polls on Thursday May 5, to choose the next London Assembly Member for Hillingdon and Ealing, as well as all other members of the London Assembly and the London Mayor.
To vote in these elections, you must be registered by April 19.
Dr Onkar Sahota (pictured) has been the member of the London Assembly for Ealing and Hillingdon since 2012, becoming the first Labour party candidate to be elected in the superconstituency.
He took the position with a 3,110 vote majority, representing a 9.2% swing, defeating incumbent Conservative Party member Richard Barnes, who was the deputy mayor of London and former Hillingdon councillor.
In their words, here’s why you should vote for them. Labour’s Onkar Sahota and UKIP’s Alex Nieora will feature next week
I was born in Ealing, grew up in Southall, and have lived in Hillingdon for the past 20 years.
For the past 25 years, I have worked as a milkman, which means getting at 4am daily and seeing what London’s weather has to throw at me!
I was first elected to Hillingdon Council in 2010 and am the council’s representative on the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee, along with being chairman of Hillingdon’s licensing committee.
When I’m not out campaigning I love to spend Saturday mornings watching my two daughters play football for a local team.
As a member of a very successful administration, I promise that I will take the good examples of sound financial management, which has made Hillingdon Council one of the most efficient in the country, to City Hall.
I am proud of my record of delivering for our local residents and want the people of Ealing and Hillingdon to be represented at GLA by someone who will be on their side and not someone beholden to their socialist trade union backers.
The importance of stopping the third runway and continuing to fight against HS2 can not be ignored, while the need for good housing, such as the developments in Hayes at the Old Vinyl Factory and the Southall Gas works, are a priority.
For far too long, scare stories and half truths have been peddled about the local NHS services.
It was in fact a group of local doctors who voted to close Ealing’s A&E and it is important that residents are aware it was actually the Secretary of State for Health that saved it – unlike the failing socialists in Ealing, who are forcing residents to have fortnightly refuse collections and charge extra to remove garden waste, and unlike Ealing Labour that wanted to close six libraries and now wants to shut community centres.
Support and help residents to stop the third runway, working with City Hall and the Mayor of London to make this happen.
Identify good local brownfield sites, NOT