“A Green and Clean Borough with one of the lowest Council Taxes in outer London
through efficient, high-quality Council services”
The 2018 Local Elections will take place of Thursday 3rd May where residents of Chislehurst will get the opportunity to elect 3 Councillors to represent the Ward.
As your Chislehurst Conservative Candidates, we are committed to maintaining and improving our wonderful ward.
We pledge to continue working with community groups and Safer Neighbourhood panels to ensure that crime and anti-social behaviour is kept low.
We shall continue to be positive advocates for our area – encouraging investment from the council for our playgrounds, parks and roads; as well as opposing inappropriate developments.
Over the last four years we have spoken with hundreds of local residents on a huge range of issues, always striving to do our best for Chislehurst.
If elected, we pledge to always put Chislehurst residents first.
Traffic and Road Safety – local Conservatives are committed to working hard to alleviate local traffic issues and improving road safety in the area. Local Conservatives have delivered safety improvements on Green Lane with proposals to improve the junction of Ashfield Lane and Heathfield Lane in the pipeline.
Education – Your Conservative Team is passionate about building a better Bromley for future generations and delivering much needed school places. We support the building of Bullers Wood School for Boys at the St Hugh’s site in Bickley.
Open Spaces – we believe that part of what makes Chislehurst such a special place to live is its abundance of parks, woodlands and open spaces. We will seek to preserve these and also will fight hard to protect our green belt.
Policing – Chislehurst Conservatives oppose the Labour Mayor of London’s plans to merge policing resources in Bromley, Croydon and Sutton. We are especially concerned about the impact this will have on officer response times and also on officer numbers locally. We will seek to protect our policing wherever possible.
Meet your Candidates
Borough Councillor for Chislehurst
Katy Boughey has been one of the Councillors representing Chislehurst for 20 odd years. Katy has found this to be very interesting and demanding but equally very stimulating and rewarding and has achieved some success regarding local issues.
Katy has served on many committees but her main interest is planning and she Chairs of one of the planning committees.
Katy also work as a volunteer at the citizens advice bureau and this proves to be very useful as the two roles Councillor and advisor often overlap and compliment each other.Katy lives in Chislehurst and has done so for 30 years so she appreciates the character of the village and the surrounding area and knows how deeply the residents feel about maintaining that.
Katy uses all the local facilities library, station and shops so appreciate any issues residents may have. Katy has really enjoyed the privilege of being one of your Councillors and hopes you will support her and her colleagues on May 3rd.
Suraj Sharma has resided in the area his entire life and lives near Elmstead Woods together with his wife and two young children who both go to school in the area.
Suraj is passionate about Chislehurst with its green and open spaces and is committed to defending the character of the area from inappropriate development. As a resident Suraj knows the area, the services and amenities intimately and is fully invested in Chislehurst and its community.
As a self starter and entrepreneur Suraj has gained a lot of experience in a multitude of industries including international trade, construction and ecommerce. Suraj has a track record in delivering not only in the commercial world but also for not for profit organisations.
Suraj has always been an active volunteer and was previously Secretary of a prominent Premier League Trust and helped transform it into one of the most powerful voices in the game. Suraj is also a member of the Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council.
Outside of politics Suraj has a keen interest in history, astronomy, reading, football and travel.
Kieran is a local resident and an experienced local campaigner. Kieran works in financial services and has previously studied at university in the USA.
He has already worked alongside Chislehurst’s existing local Conservative Councillors to tackle issues raised by residents and is excited by the future prospect of serving his local community.
He is particularly passionate about preservation of Chislehurst’s open spaces and also tackling local traffic issues.
Voter ID Pilot Test
The London Borough of Bromley along with 4 other local authorities will be taking part to pilot voter ID. Bromley has been working together along with the Electoral Commission and the Association of Electoral Administrators and have been instrumental in designing and shaping how voter ID will work in each area.
The move comes after reports of alleged electoral fraud through voter impersonation more than doubled between 2014 and 2016, according to figures from the Electoral Commission.
Any reports of fraud undermine democracy and weaken the United Kingdom’s strong tradition of holding free and fair elections.
What ID can I bring?
To vote at a polling station in London Borough Bromley on 3 May 2018 you must take either one of the following:
a passport issued by the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth country or a member state of the European Union
a photocard driving licence (including a provisional licence) issued in the United Kingdom or by a Crown Dependency, or by a member State of the European Union
an electoral identity card issued under section 13C (electoral identity card: Northern Ireland) of the Representation of the People Act 1983
a biometric immigration document issued in the United Kingdom in accordance with regulations made under section 5 of the UK Borders Act 2007
an identity card issued in the European Economic Area
an Oyster 60+ London Pass
a Freedom Pass (London)
a PASS scheme card (national proof of age standards scheme)
Or two of the following (one of which must show your registered address):
a valid bank or building society debit card or credit card
a poll card for the poll
a driving licence (including a provisional licence) which is not in the form of a photocard.
a birth certificate
a marriage or civil partnership certificate
an adoption certificate
a firearms certificate granted under the Firearms Act 1968
the record of a decision on bail made in respect of the voter in accordance with section 5(1) of the Bail Act 1976
a bank or building society cheque book
a mortgage statement dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
a bank or building society statement dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
a credit card statement dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
a utility bill dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
a council tax demand letter or statement dated within 12 months of the date of the poll
a Form P45 or Form P60 dated within 12 months of the date of the poll
For more information please visit the Bromley Council site here
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