The three Liberal Democrat candidates for Chiswick Gunnersbury ward are:
Jo Guppy - I have lived in Chiswick since 1997. I was born in Guildford in Surrey, moving to a small village in Dorset at the age of 10. I went through the local comprehensive school system and 6th form college in Dorset studying Performing Arts and then moved to London when I was 18 years old to seek new challenges from the big city. I then became a mother and then started my career in marketing. I have worked in marketing for over 20 years in the telecoms sector and also good causes.
I am now a grandmother and as Chiswick is my home, I would like to help with local issues that we, as residents are facing on a daily basis. I feel as being a local resident for so many years and facing all these challenges I have real insight to give and listen to from the local community and this is something I am very much passionate about. I currently volunteer in a local foodbank but would like to help further and listen to my local communities wants and needs.
William Francis - I am a Social Research masters graduate who is working part-time as an e-commerce assistant whilst studying accountancy at Richmond college. I have been living in Chiswick for nearly all of my life. I am thrilled to help make our community a more vibrant, caring and welcoming place, particularly through protecting our high-street from poorly thought out LTNs, unfair business rates and botched cycle lanes. I believe I can bring the enthusiasm, vigour and dedication to the council Chiswick needs and deserves.
Helen Cross - Helen has lived in Chiswick since 2001. She is a businesswoman who has built a successful career in technology and the digital economy, specialising in robotics and AI. Helen started out in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, born in her local NHS hospital, going through the comprehensive school system and then to university. She wants everybody to have the opportunity to achieve the life they want. Growing up as a mixed race child gave Helen a real insight into being a minority within a community and the importance of defending all minorities.
As an elected councillor, Helen will give a voice to local residents who have been ignored by Labour and are not represented by the Tories. She will work to make sure the measures implemented by the council work for all residents in our community.