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Carl Quilliam (Lib Dem candidate for Wimbledon)
Carl lives in Wimbledon with his partner Giorgia. He is a former civil servant and moved to London in 2011, where he has worked in several roles in local government and the third sector. As a civil servant, Carl promoted investment for major infrastructure projects such as offshore wind and high speed broadband. Carl has also worked directly for councillors in London supporting campaigns on local housing, education and transport.
Carl currently works for one of London’s largest housing associations and supports efforts to build more affordable homes and protect investment in social care services.
As the Liberal Democrat candidate for Wimbledon, he will work and campaign to ensure everyone can get on in life, that’s why his priorities are to:
Fight for a strong economy – stopping a bad Brexit deal that will damage jobs and investment locally. We must stay in the Single Market and the people, not politicians, should have a say on the final deal with the EU, including an option to remain.
Defend investment in our health and care services – Carl will continue his campaign to bring back Merton’s only 7-day a week GP “walk in” centre, and will support a adding 1p on income tax to deliver £6 billion a year to our health and care services.
Fight for more investment in our schools – Lib Dem plans will invest an extra £29m in schools across Merton and will protect and expand free school meals.
Claire Mathys (Lib Dem candidate for Mitcham & Morden)
Claire grew up in Sutton, and her professional and campaigning experience means she will be a strong voice for Mitcham and Morden.
She is a qualified accountant and co-founder of a community-building charity. She currently works as housing and environment adviser for the Liberal Democrats in Parliament.
Claire is particularly concerned about the lack of affordable housing in our area and the problems faced by renters. She played a key role in the Parliamentary campaign to end letting fees for tenants, which was successful, and she is now fighting for other renting rights, including longer tenancies.
Claire believes that Britain is better off in the EU, which is why she campaigned to stay in the EU during the referendum. Since then she has fought against a bad Brexit deal by campaigning for the rights of EU nationals to remain in the UK and for continued membership of the Single Market to support the trade, jobs and taxes that keep our health and social care systems running.
Claire has a personal interest in helping more women, young people and people from under-represented groups have a voice in politics and will be using the opportunity of standing for Parliament to involve as many as possible in the political process.