On Thursday 5 May 2022 local elections are being held in all 32 London boroughs including Redbridge.
To learn more about those standing for election The Wanstead Post has asked candidates to contribute a short statement. Below is the statement from Councillor Daniel Morgan-Thomas:
“It has been a privilege to represent Wanstead Village on Redbridge Council for the last four years. Though the work of all councillors and the Council could not have been more difficult since the pandemic, I have been striving to keep Wanstead as a place where everyone can flourish and feel safe and ensure that the best of the Council’s services, events and resources are provided here. I’m especially proud of the work undertaken by the Council to ensure that vulnerable people received food and support during the pandemic and that all children on free school meals were supported in the holidays.
I was born and indeed started my life in an incubator at Whipps Cross Hospital so I know how important it has always been to local people: I’ve campaigned alongside many colleagues on the Council to secure the funding to redevelop Whipps while also maintain the services like the Margaret Centre that are a real asset to the current site. Having previously defended the W12 bus route from threats of closure, I’m also passionate about maintaining good transport links from Wanstead to the hospital.
It’s been a pleasure to meet and work with so many different parts of our community. I’ve especially enjoyed being a Governor at my old school, Snaresbrook Primary, and sitting on the Management Committee at Wanstead House. If re-elected I look forward to meeting many more residents and community groups, as well as regularly meeting with local police and NHS providers to get the most for Wanstead.”