Conservatives win in Chiswick Homefields

Conservatives Gerald McGregor, John Todd and Jack Emsley have been elected in Chiswick Homefields ward.

Leader of the Conservative group on Hounslow Council, Cllr Gerald McGregor said the result was a reflection of the feeling towards the Labour Party locally and that Chiswick has been treated “extremely badly” by Labour.

He added: “It’s quite simple, people in Chiswick don’t like what the council has done to the area.

“The people of Chiswick don’t like to be treated like serfs.”

Jack Emsley, elected for the first time time, said it was “very exciting” to have been elected as councillor. He praised the tactics of the local Conservative campaign and said their tactics had worked out “beautifully”.

He told The Chiswick Calendar:

“Over the past ten months I have met some very interesting people and some people with problems which they didn’t know the council could solve.

“It’s been a very rewarding experience. The sort of things that are causing them problems are things like noise, tree roots and litter which are not trivial things to them.

“Being able to solve some of these things for them is really exciting. I am looking forward to going back to people and being able to help them.”

He said Homefields ward, which includes streets such as Airedale Avenue, off Chiswick High Rd, is seen as a rich part of Chiswick, but it also includes council estates to the south of the ward; homes in Edensor, Alexandra and Staveley Gardens which are not rich areas.

“There are lots of people who are really struggling with the cost of living and there’s a feeling that they have been left behind.”

Jack works in public relations for Tuva Partners, a small start up firm which deals in clean technologies.

His girlfriend Caroline told us:

“I am so proud of him, for running a campaign that actually helped people.”

Chiswick Homefields is the largest ward in Chiswick with the most electors in it. It also had the most candidates standing.

The result was announced just as Chiswick Riverside went into its third recount. In Chiswick Gunnersbury (previously Turnham Green ward) the three Conservative candidates Joanna Biddolph, Ron Mushiso and Ranjit Gill were also re-elected.

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