Local elections on May 2nd

The Esher Residents Association has won the seat vacated by former Elmbridge Council leader, Tim Oliver from the Conservatives.

Richard Williams, the ERA’s candidate, believes that disenchantment with the major parties was a powerful factor in the result, but also that the ERA’s strong and immediate opposition to the Jockey Club’s proposals on Sandown Park, galvanised support for the association.

“There is much to do all over the ward” he says. “All those manifesto promises are now to be delivered. The High Street, sorting out parking, the protection of vital services, a proper voice for Hersham Riverside including pushing SurreyCC on an Esher Road crossing, and making Lower Green feel listened to and valued”. 

(Left to Right) Peter Heaney ERA, Richard Williams ERA and Caroline James Thames Ditton & Weston Green Residents’ Association

See the full results here