Your Local Candidates for announced Orpington Wards
Tim Fisher for Biggin Hill
Tim is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He lives and grew up in Orpington and his family all live locally. After working as a fireman in the London Fire Brigade, he joined the P&O Group and eventually became a director, in 2006 he took redundancy and has since worked for both national and local charities and as a Magistrate. Tim believes that continuing Council cuts and lack of investment are falling unfairly on the forgotten areas in the Borough. As a Councillor he will fight for a fair deal for Biggin Hill and give a voice to the less affluent and most vulnerable in our community.
Clive Gunby for Biggin Hill
Clive took early retirement from BT in 2016 after 35 years employment. He worked firstly as a trade union official and then more latterly as a Director in Human Resources & Employee Relations. He has lived in the Borough for 30 years, the last 15 in the Orpington constituency. Clive will utilise his extensive experience and skills to work tirelessly to improve local services for the benefit of his constituents in Biggin Hill.
Outside of work he has numerous interests, he is a member of High Elms Golf club, walking, music and is a season ticket holder at Leicester City.
Nat Arthur for Cray Valley East
Nat has lived in Cray Valley East since 2006 along with his wife Mary and their two daughters. Nat has worked as a Probation Officer with National Probation Services for almost 14 years, and has in the past 4 years served as a Vice Chair for Greenwich Inclusion Project on Hate Crime. Nat shares the view of local residents who believe that continuing Tory Council cuts are falling unfairly on areas such as the Crays and believes that strong Labour Team in Cray Valley East will fight for the protection of front line services.
Gillian Davis for Cray Valley East
As a daughter, mother, wife and working nurse, Gillian is asking for the opportunity to represent the voters of Cray Valley East Labour as their Councillor. Local councils have a vital role in representing and supporting the needs and aspirations of local people. I feel a Labour Council will achieve this. Gillian says that if voters want thriving, accessible public services that are not constantly being threatened with closure, then you must vote Labour.
Chris Taylor for Cray Valley East
Chris is a lifelong resident of Orpington, excepting 4 years after marrying his wife, Lyn. Educated locally, he started working life as a printing apprentice, after which he studied at the London College of Printing. He eventually founded and ran a print business, until retirement. Chris is the chair of the Orpington Labour Party and would be honoured to be elected for Cray Valley East, ensuring it is no longer Bromley’s forgotten backwater.
Gareth Lloyd Wretham for Orpington
Gareth has lived in St Paul’s Cray, Orpington his whole life and extremely proud to call Orpington his home. Educated in local schools at both primary and secondary level along with gaining a GNVQ in Leisure and Tourism at Bromley College, Gareth cares passionately about education standards across the borough.
Having worked in a variety of jobs both locally and in central London, Gareth is most passionate when making a real difference to the lives of local people. In 2011 while working for an energy comparison website he committed himself to doing everything he could to help end fuel poverty across Britain. Working with charities, housing associations, residents groups and academic institutions Gareth would travel the country to offer expert energy advice to help those most struggling with their energy bills. His passion towards helping those on low income meant that he has spoken on both BBC TV and radio on the issue.
Witnessing the cuts to public services across Orpington by the Tories, Gareth felt compelled to stand as the Labour candidate for Orpington ward to provide local residents with a more positive alternative. Tory cuts don’t have to happen, with your support for Labour in Orpington, together we can stop it.
Margaret Mills for Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom