Your Wandle team - Kirsten Galea and Phil Ling

Kirsten Galea

Kirsten is originally from Malta but emigrated to London in 2007 and has been living in Merton since 2016.  She is a registered Architect specialising in Inclusive Design and is passionate about building an accessible, inclusive and sustainable environment for the benefit of everyone.

Kirsten led our local campaign for step free access at Haydons Road Station and will continue putting pressure on the developer, Merton Council, Govia Thameslink & Network Rail until the Westbound platform is made accessible. 

If elected Kirsten will use her professional knowledge to ensure that the Council meet the needs of our diverse community, especially those of disabled people, older people and families with children, whether that is in housing, recreational facilities or mobility needs.

Phil Ling

Phil has lived in the Haydons Road area since 2011 and works for an international law firm. He’s been involved with the Liberal Democrats for a number of years and has been fighting for step free access in the Wimbledon area from Haydons road to Motspur Park train station. 

From his experience of speaking to local residents he knows that Merton Council can be much better at communicating and consulting on services and decision which impact them. The pandemic, and technology, has improved support and communication amongst neighbours, but has also highlighted the lack of information from the Council on a variety of issues.

In his spare time Phil enjoys cycling, cooking and watching sport. In the summer can be found playing cricket at various Merton Council cricket grounds. 

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