Your Kew Conservative Team is (from left to right) Cllr Monica Horner, Cllr David Linnette and Roger Metcalfe
Cllr David Linnette – I have been honoured to serve as a Councillor for Kew and Richmond Council since first elected in 2010. My roles for the Council have included Mayor of Richmond, Chair of the Planning Committee, Chair of the Scrutiny Committee and I am the current Cabinet Member for Culture, Libraries, Sport and Voluntary Services.
I volunteer for a number of local bodies, including a Thames river management group called TSKC which promotes and supports community projects along the riverbanks from Kew to Chelsea, and I volunteer for Kew Village Market, a once-a-month food and crafts market donating all profits to local good causes. I helped to create this thriving enterprise and I’m delighted to see it go from strength to strength.
I love living in Kew, have lived here for over 35 years, and I run a small local design business. I am married with two daughters who were both educated at Queen’s School in Kew.
Cllr Monica Horner – My family and I have lived in Kew for 12yrs and believe in community above politics. If reselected as your Councillor, I will continue to work to preserve the uniqueness of Kew whilst ensuring that it evolves in a positive way. I launched a campaign and took on a formidable commercial landowner to stop the overdevelopment of Kew bookshop and several other independent shops which would have changed the village look forever.
I am interested in both primary and secondary education, with children at, or having attended local schools. I was instrumental in helping the Queen’s school gain planning permission for their 3G pitch.
I run a successful business and have done for 25 years. That has helped me deliver for you on the Finance, Scrutiny and License committee, always ensuring that the vulnerable are protected whilst the public’s finances are spent wisely. I was a firm advocate of not increasing the council tax over the years, preferring the council to seek out internal efficiencies instead.
Roger Metcalfe – Roger lives in Kew, Richmond-Upon-Thames. Having served most of his adult life with the Army, Roger has a deep appreciation of the effect of home and foreign policies upon the lives of ordinary people, and how nurturing, training and education can transform young people’s lives. Roger now holds a Commission in the Army Reserve, and returned earlier in 2017 from duty with the NATO mission “Operation Resolute Support” in Afghanistan.
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