We’re pleased to announce our candidate for the by-election in Kingswood with Burgh Heath.
Shasha Khan is a hotelier by trade, and a community campaigner.
Shasha says, “This year the nation voted to leave the EU. Reigate and Banstead also voted to leave the EU, but by just 799 votes out of the 81,200 votes cast. Talking to residents on the doorstep in Kingswood and Burgh Heath, it is clear that many are concerned about the ‘hard Brexit’ line the government are pursuing.
“I am standing because a post-Brexit Britain needs to ensure good community relations are maintained. Hate crime is on the rise, and it is disappointing that this Council failed to support ‘Hate Crime Awareness Week‘, from 8 to 15 October, unlike neighbouring boroughs.
“I have a strong track record of representing the community I live in. In 2014 I challenged a neighbouring Council in the High Courts for approving a planning application to build an incinerator.
“Presently the Conservatives are sitting on a massive majority on the Council which is unhealthy for democratic accountability. I would urge residents to vote for an independent Green voice to represent them with regard to protection of the Green Belt, saying no to new oil drilling, and saving our public services from cuts.”
The by-election is on Thursday 3 November 2016.