Greens select Verity Thomson as Wallington North By Election candidate

25 March 2019


Verity Thomson

I stood in Wallington North in the local elections 2018. I want to ensure local people are consulted and represented when it comes to making decisions about our local area, schools, hospitals, services and green spaces; that expert advice is sought and heeded and that changes are not being made outside of our control.

I have lived in Sutton and Carshalton for about 15 years having grown up in New Malden and then studying at Kingston University and the University of Humberside gaining a Fine Art degree. I still love being creative, but my interest in the environment and sustainability lead me to pursue a career in this field.

I have worked for local charities EcoLocal and Bioregional and have also volunteered at Sutton Ecology Centre. I worked for a number of years at the Energy Saving Trust based in London and now work for the Wandle Trust as their Education officer, leading outdoor sessions with children from local schools, engaging them with their local river and environment and learning outside of the classroom. I love my job!

I am very proud of our borough’s local green spaces, the beautiful river Wandle running through them and the many community organisations that help to enrich our local area.My partner and I love living in Carshalton and my interest, passion and concern for our environment has grown even more since having our two children and looking to their future, and beyond. They currently attend a local school in Carshalton.

In my spare time I volunteer with the riverfly monitoring group checking the water quality for the River Wandle.

I am also a keen allotment gardener and enjoy growing our own fruit and vegetables.

You can see more information about my candidacy on the copy of our flyer

I would be really grateful if you would support and sign our current petition to Sutton Council to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency and work on a plan of action to make Sutton carbon neutral by 2030.


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