Former West End Conservative Councillor Glenys Roberts has joined the first-ever West End Labour Councillor Pancho Lewis in endorsing Labour’s West End candidates Paul Fisher, Patrick Lilley and Jessica Toale for the Council elections on 5th May.
Glenys Roberts who served for nearly 20 years as a Conservative Councillor for West End ward, from 1999-2018, said:
“For the past four years West End residents have been emailing me for help having had little satisfaction from their elected Tory councillors. I have been very happy to work with Pancho Lewis who has taken a genuine interest in their quality of life. Jessica Toale, Paul Fisher and Patrick Lilley – who came within 27 votes of getting a second Labour seat last time — will be excellent successors. The West End deserves nothing but the best.”
Labour Councillor Pancho Lewis, who is stepping down in May, said:
“As the first ever Labour Councillor in West End Ward, I have learned residents need a champion. I know that Labour’s candidates Paul Fisher, Patrick Lilley and Jessica Toale will stand up for residents. They will fight for the community day in, day out.”
Labour’s three West End Ward candidates have welcomed this unprecedented cross-party support.
Patrick Lilley said:
“We are delighted to eceive cross-party support from Glenys and Pancho. We will represent everyone in the West End regardless of who they vote for. We will be West End ‘champions’ for residents in Soho, Mayfair, Fitzrovia and Marylebone.”
Paul Fisher said:
“West End residents have been let down on so many fronts by this Council. Communities feel overpowered by developers; residents’ concerns about noise pollution, the destruction of heritage and financial waste have been ignored. Glenys was a strong advocate for residents as a Councillor. We will be too.”
Jessica Toale said:
“Residents now have the opportunity to send a clear message to the Council: we will no longer be overlooked. No more Marble Arch Mounds. No more cosy relationships with developers. And no more erosion to the fabric of our communities. The best way to get the Council to sit up and listen is to lend your three votes to Labour in the West End on the 5th May.”
Promoted by Jacqueline Bore, on behalf of the West End Ward Labour Candidates, all at 4g Shirland Mews, W9 3DY