I have lived in Sutton for 28 years, building a small business and raising a family. Both my children were born in St Helier Hospital and educated in Sutton schools. I understand the local issues that concern you because I shop in the same shops and drive on the same roads.
I grew up on a council estate in the midlands before moving to Sutton nearly 20 years ago. My dad drove buses and lorries, my grandad was a coal miner. I believe passionately in working hard for our community - something I already do as a senior front bench Councillor in Sutton.