This election was prompted by the sudden resignation of Godalming Town Council Mayor, and Tory Waverley Borough Councillor Simon Thornton for undisclosed ‘personal reasons.’ Reasons, that the whole town is talking about!
In our efforts to ensure you know who you are voting for … some, despite our repeated attempts, haven’t so far provided information… we are featuring here Lewis Curtis the Labour man standing for the Godalming Town Council seat.
Lewis, who has lived in the Godalming area his whole life, says:
‘I am committed to doing everything in my power to making sure everyone has a voice in our community.
I have lived in a council house for most of my life, so I understand the importance of social housing, and investing in it. I will make sure the people have someone to fight for them on this issue.
I am a blue badge holder as I was born with a physical disability, and I understand the importance of this scheme. Blue badges allow people to live independent, active lives and to access the community and its facilities. Having a disability has a financial impact on day to day life which can be costly, and free parking is an essential, not a luxury.
It will be an honour to be elected as your local councillor.’
Mr Lewis might be interested in reading our blogs on the disabled parking charges that have been imposed and the problems faced by the disabled in flashing their cash in the borough’s car parks!