Your St Margarets and North Twickenham Conservative Team is (from left to right) Nathaniel Ikeazor, Helen Edward and Phillip Taylor.
I look forward to being the customer service face of the council for residents in St Margarets and N Twickenham. I have an interest in business, transport, education, young people and mental health, health and social care, homelessness and hunger, food waste and recycling, community and helping people.
I have a BA and MBA. I was previously Marketing Director at a city training group and my marketing career includes 20 years at TDG Plc, RAC and Mars. I spent 5 years in teaching and have worked in many local schools.
My voluntary work includes 15 years with Princes Trust mentoring young people, The Children’s Trust and Chase fundraising and City Harvest, an amazing food recycling charity.
Since 2015 I have worked for Zac Goldsmith and Richmond Park Association as Vice Chair running events.
I have a husband who adores rugby and pubs, including the Royal Oak in Twickenham. I have two girls who both love STEM subjects, 19 at Uni and 17 at school. And a dog called Eddie who joins me on the doorstep everywhere I go!
I want to listen to residents and develop innovative ambitious solutions for brilliant cost effective local services.
My love for this beautiful borough of ours dates back to my childhood when from the age of 11 and as my prep school rugby captain, we would take long mini bus trips with our then headmaster from from our school in Sherborne in Dorset to watch The Varsity rugby matches at Twickenham stadium. I always felt a great affinity and love for Twickenham and even as a child I always wanted to live in and be part of this glorious part of London. 20 years ago, I fulfilled my long held dream and made Twickenham my home.
Being a natural Conservative, I formally joined the party over 10 years ago. I always wanted to give something back to this community and this is why I am standing again as a candidate. I truly relish the opportunity to serve this community.
Having trained as a lawyer, I am a practicing solicitor and over the years I have developed advocacy skills in court that I feel can be put to great use representing and giving clear voice to the concerns and will of the residents in my ward if elected.
There is public service in my DNA. My father who a great lawyer in his time, founded Legal Aid for the poor in Nigeria and it is my wish to carry on that legacy of public service in my own way.
I have a great interest in ensuring that our local businesses continue to thrive and that our community is proud of the work we do to improve our education and transport systems and ensure that our streets continue to feel safe and all in all, maintain our status as the best borough in London!
Phillip Taylor MBE
I have lived on Richmond Hill for 35 years with my wife, Elizabeth. I am a local barrister-at-law at Richmond Green Chambers with a local county court practice and an adviser to the CPAG/CA and the Richmond Legal Advice Service. I served on Richmond Council from 2002-6 for North Richmond ward and was vice-chair of Planning and Licensing, also serving on the education sub-committee. Previously, I served on South Oxfordshire District Council when I lived in Oxford.
I am also a fully qualified teacher having taught SEN learners for my teaching practice. I have taught law at five universities in the past 30 years and I am a board member of the University of London.
I worked for the BBC and the civil service initially, and I have been a soldier before being called to the Bar at Lincoln’s inn. My legal practice covers environmental and planning law, welfare law and general civil litigation. I was awarded the MBE in 1994 for public service.