Esher and Walton Candidates


Esher and Walton Candidates

General Election June the 8th 2017

Here we are with our (VERY) regular election page, two words…voter fatigue…BUT… we approach the finish line…next week, June the 8th, we are asked (yet again) to mark an ‘X’ beside a name. 


Let’s hope the nations pencil’s are still sharp, their minds open, and their convictions strong.

I for one know exactly where my ‘X’ will go on June the 8th – right after ‘Happy Birthday Beth’ on my wife’s birthday card…

Details below published in the order they were received.


Dominic Raab – The Conservative Party

Every day, since elected as your MP, I have championed our community. I help and respond to 30 new constituents each week. I listen to small businesses on the High Street – including in Hersham Village – and I fight for lower business rates in Parliament. I pressed to cut income tax for low and middle income families – and the typical basic rate taxpayer now pays around £1,000 less each year as a result of the Conservative government.

I drove a major expansion of local school places – including the expansion of local junior places and Rydens Enterprise School in Hersham. I work with local doctors to expand community health services – from diabetes support to dementia screening. I have helped secure more carriages to ease overcrowding on South West Trains, and fought to keep Greenbelt protections as national policy. I know how important these quality of life issues are. I will continue to champion our communities and fight to make them an ever better place to live.

You can find out more about me, my priorities and my campaigns on my website/ blog here.

You can read the 2017 Conservative manifesto here.

The defining issue, however, in this election will be Brexit. If we don’t make a success of Brexit, it will affect the economy and all our other plans for public services and social reform. The basic question is: who do you want fighting our corner in Brussels? Jeremy Corbyn is too weak to make Brexit a success, and Tim Farron wants the negotiations to fail, so he can argue for Britain to re-join the EU. Only Theresa May has the strength of leadership to make a success of Brexit, and take Britain forward.

Just imagine for a moment the negotiating room, with Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel and the other EU leaders sitting around the table. In walks the British Prime Minister. Who do you want that to be: Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? To give Britain the best chance of securing the best deal for the whole country, please vote Conservative on 8 June.


 Olivia Palmer – The Green Party


  • My passion is to help people. I have an MA in Human Rights and am an advocate for equality
  • The Green Party wants a fully funded NHS, Social Care and Free Education


  • I love animals.
  • I volunteer for a local animal charity.
  • The Green Party will always vote against animal cruelty including fox hunting, ivory trade and badger culling.


  • The environment is the reason I went into politics.
  • We need cleaner air and to stop climate change.


The Green Party works for a Britain that uses its influence wisely, to build peace and protect the environment, and to offer sanctuary to those at risk.

You can read The Green Party manifesto here.


David Ions – UK Independence Party

I feel privileged to have been selected as UKIP’s Parliamentary Candidate for Esher & Walton in this general election.

I would be honoured to represent you in Parliament. Having lived in Walton and Weybridge all my life, I very much care about this area.

Politics has become dominated by people who see it as a career. I believe this has to change. I will adopt a refreshing, honest approach on both local and national issues, putting the wishes of constituents to the forefront.
I currently work as a project manager in the telecoms industry. Previously I was an aeronautical engineer and served in the Royal Signals TAVR.
I am a part-time carer. I attend church regularly and hold strong Christrian values. Much of my spare time is spent volunteering and assisting in fundraising for charitable causes.
The hard-work of UKIP activists over the past twenty or so years has set Britain on course for leaving the EU. It is important that the views of UKIP voters are heard in Parliament and taken into account in shaping an excellent future for our country as an independent nation again.

David Ions
UK Independence Party

My common sense priorities:

  1. Ensuring that NHS services remain free to use
  2. Cutting foreign aid and using the savings to fund health and other vital services
  3. Reversing cuts to the armed forces and making defence of the realm paramount
  4. Delivering full funding to the police and fire services, so people feel safe and secure
  5. Abolishing the bedroom tax
  6. Easing the housing crisis by incentivising building on brownfield sites
  7. Protecting our precious Green Belt for future generations
  8. Controlling our borders
  9. Refusing to pay a penalty fee to the EU as a condition of a free trade agreement
  10. Making sure that no one working on the minimum wage pays income tax

You can read the UK Independence Party’s Manifesto here:

telephone: 07540 437 419
twitter: @davidions


Lana Hylands – The Labour Party

I’m Lana Hylands. I am standing for Labour in the area I have lived in my all my life, because I want to stand with Labour to transform education, restore the NHS, build housing young locals can afford, and defend our residents’ rights in Brexit negotiations.

I study law with the Open University, and believe in the importance of putting the community voice and its diversity at the heart of policy development. I volunteer with a London charity and work locally with a childcare agency, so I care about defending our community’s best interests and ensuring that our residents get a fair deal from government.

I believe everyone deserves a fair start in life. Raab has consistently voted against funding schemes to guarantee jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed, and has voted to end financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education. As a Labour MP for Esher and Walton, I would support Labour’s costed plans for employment schemes, a £10/hour minimum wage and properly funded, accessible education. Labour will create a National Education Service (NES) which extends free education to adults and early years children. We will tackle the teacher retention crisis, deliver an inclusive SEND strategy, fund schools-based counselling in all schools and reduce class sizes for 5, 6, and 7-year-olds.

It is impossible for families to keep up with rising costs whilst pay rises stagnate; therefore, I will stand with Labour to empower locals by providing discounted office spaces and free legal and tax advice, encouraging entrepreneurs. I believe in supporting local businesses to create employment opportunities and prosperity, rather than prioritising flawed cut-backs and closures. Young adults raised in Esher and Walton are forced to leave the area due to housing prices, and there are 200,000 fewer homeowners since 2010. So, Labour will build 500,000 council homes and further affordable housing which are within the means of those starting out in their careers. As your MP, I would also push to safeguard Esher and Walton’s wildlife, biodiversity and environment, including protecting greenbelt land, tackling life-shortening air pollution and developing the M25 with the least disturbance to surrounding habitats.

Under the Conservatives, real-terms pay is lower than before the economic crash and working families are set to be £1400 worse off per year. Child poverty, homelessness and food bank use have increased appallingly due to detrimental and unsustainable cut-backs to public and welfare spending. Not only is this appalling, but short-sighted cuts also adversely affect taxpayers as larger scale problems arise as a result. Dominic Raab has failed to protect locals’ pensions, social care and youth employment schemes, when I believe our MP should be investing in residents’ wellbeing and services for the growth of the local economy. Under Labour, 1.7 million pensioners living in the South East will benefit from our triple lock guarantee.

Unprecedented underfunding for the NHS has caused dangerously long waiting times for appointments, surgeries and A&E. I support Labour’s plans to integrate social care with the NHS, halt A&E closures and improve mental health services by investing £6billion, raised in part through increasing income tax for the highest 5% of earners. Labour will fund the public services we rely on locally, such as fire stations and libraries, to stop closures and unemployment. I would advocate to sustainably expand the services which local libraries offer and increase the efficiency of our fire services to keep stations open. If you vote for me I will put your safety first, supporting plans to keep our lifesaving emergency services open and providing 10,000 new police officers.

The Conservatives promised us a strong economy, yet borrowed more than any other government and shockingly increased the national debt by £251 million a day in 2016. Contrastingly, Labour’s Fiscal Credibility Rule is supported by over 40 global leading economists and will boost the economy, protecting our community.

For more information on Labour’s manifesto, and how we will stick up for the many, not just the few, please see here:


Andrew Davis – Liberal Democrats

Andrew Davis is an Elmbridge resident, business owner and councillor. He has lived in Elmbridge for 30 years and is passionate about the community and the people within it. Local issues are at the heart of Andrew’s priorities. That means local health and social care, education, the environment and the economy. His desire to make Esher & Walton an even better place to live makes him the parliamentary candidate who wants to represent local people in national government.

Andrew’s priorities for Esher and Walton are:

  • Stopping a hard Brexit and fighting to remain in the hugely important Single Market
  • Delivering effective health and social care locally
  • Lobbying government for better funding for local schools
  • Opposing the Heathrow expansion with all its environmental and traffic issues
  • Protecting the Green Belt with sensible housing plans
  • Always listening to your views in his role as your representative

Andrew Davis is your Liberal Democrat candidate and he cares about our community.

Manifesto website:


Baron Badger – Monster Raving Loony Party

I have set a joint record for the official monster raving loony party for the lowest amount of votes which is one, this time I would like to be the 1st loony to retain his deposit. I need 5% of the vote to do this.

I would say if you don’t  usually vote than usually vote this time. The only wasted vote is one that isn’t used.

Vote for insanity you know it makes sense.

On the eve of the dissolution, we take the liberty of recalling to your minds the considerations which, in our judgment, should weigh with you in the exercise of your rights as voters during the next few weeks.

We firstly intend to sack anyone who writes such nonsense as the opening statement, and pledge to fight the general election on an invisible platform so that people cannot see the floors in our policies and now feel that the public see that a vote for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party is not a wasted, as the ONLY wasted vote is one that isn’t used.

We are now preparing for Government.



  • We will issue a 99p coin to save on change.
  • The Official Monster Raving Loony Party will not join the single European currency. We will invite all Europeans countries to JOIN THE POUND.
  • Anti social behavers will be put in the Stocks, this will create demand for stocks which will in turn
    help the stock market.
  • Rich people will be taxed to pay for the printing of money, as they use most of it.
  • We pledge that all UK Tax payers will receive nectar Points from HMRC every 5th April.
  • We will join the Duchy of Cornwall to benefit from tax exemptions.
  • We will protect the Triple lock on pensions by buying a padlock, and as it is now safer than a bank,
    provide new mattresses for all pensioners on less than 20p per week.
  • We will further complicate the UK tax system so that large companies can no longer find loopholes.
  • We will abolish stamp duty, stamps are expensive enough so we shouldn’t have to pay duty on them!
  • Anyone cutting their hedge should be made to gather the clippings up & then sell these off thus creating their own Hedge Fund.
  • We will save the country money by only having Trident in the evenings & at weekends.


  • We will reduce the voting age to 5 years old as this is how most MP’s behave during Prime Ministers Questions every Wednesday.
  • All MPs must wear the slogans of the company’s that they work for, on their clothes like F1 drivers & snooker players.
  • We will hold a referendum on the value of referenda & then consult the nation on how it feels about being consulted.
  • After the 2017 General Election there will be a ‘cooling-off period ‘ in case people wish to change their minds.
  • Parliament will be relocated to Wormwood Scrubs, reducing the commuting costs for most Peers and MPs.
  • We will nationalise all UK Political parties and once they break their manifesto pledges … sell them off.
  • All future new politicians will be trained as magicians because magicians return the money at the end of the performance.
  • Expenses will now be known as MP’s Running Costs, we will give each MP a pair of trainers and fine any that walk.


  • We will change the English symbol of three lions to 3 badgers. How often do you see lions running round the countryside?
  • We will ban shoes made out of coal, this will help all voters to reduce their carbon footprint
  • It is proposed that all, leaflets, brochures, circulars, manifestoes, posters etc, used by any Political Party during an election, be collected up recycled and given to the local Food Banks for free distribution as toilet paper.
  • We will scrap the VAT on all green paint.
  • Dog owners who allow their dogs to foul our pavements will have their own noses rubbed in said foul to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Half the grey squirrels will be painted red in order to increase the red squirrel population.


  • We will legalise cannabis to attract the floating voters and will abolished Meals on Wheels & instead serve them on plates.
  • Social Housing : We will continue to support and invest in our Public houses as they are the social meeting places in society. We will help to reduce binge drinking by allowing the pubs to open 36 hours a day.
  • All Social Media sites to be taken down for one day a year for a “Remember when we used to talk” day.


  • We will ban greyhound racing to stop the country going to the dogs! Fox Hunting will be 1 hound per fox.
  • Everyone wanting to come & live in the UK will be made welcome if they are over the age of 85 & accompanied by both parents.
  • France must give us back Brittany.
  • Capital punishment will be opposed as it is unfair on Londoners.
  • Besides leap years, there needs to be hop, skip, and jump years.
  • Atheism will be given charity status as it’s a non-prophet organization.
  • To provide a Strong & Stable government we will relocate Parliament to the Chessington Equestrian Centre and then put the heating bills on Expenses.
  • We will make it compulsory to have marmalade sandwiches available for any asylum seeking bears from Peru.
  • More people are killed by donkeys than are killed in plane crashes, we will fit donkeys with black
  • We pledge to sow 800k+ poppy seeds in the moat around the Tower of London so a permanent annual memorial will be seen every year.
  • We will change the English symbol of three lions to 3 badgers. How often do you see lions running round the countryside?​​
  • We will replace the current turgid National Anthem with the Manamana song made popular by The Muppets​.
  • Scatter cushion limits to be introduced following a consultation to determine optimal number per sofa.


  • The Welsh Assembly will meet in a school hall and begin each day with hymns accompanied by recorder playing.
  • We pledge to reduce class sizes by making the pupils sit closer to one another and issuing them with smaller desks.
  • We intend to make free university tuition available to all students named Grant.
  • The Loony Party proposes that all Schools would have a Jumble sale or fete or other fundraising event at least twice per month to help raise funds for those little extras. . . such as Desks, Books, paper, pens , etc


  • The Alphabet will be reduced to 23 letters. We will cut the letters N, H & S.
  • We will ban apples in any form from hospitals to stop doctors being kept away from the NHS & all X-Ray machines will be manned by a skeleton staff.
  • Germany will have to pay for all treatment of German Measles, and Spain ditto for Spanish Flu.
  • All Europeans to pay to use the English Channel, and all Creme Anglais to be made in Britain.


  • It is proposed to introduce free travel on trams and buses for musicians as they bring joy into people’s lives.
  • ​We will only paint yellow lines where you CAN park, this will save the UK thousands of pounds every day.
  • Potholes deeper than 3 inches will be marked with a yellow plastic duck.
  • We will rename the current Oyster travel cards, ‘Sardine Cards’ to better reflect the experience when travelling on public transport.
  • We will build a HSR link to the Falkland Islands as current HS2 is neither daft enough or expensive enough.
  • Saving Fuel: A bungy rope should be attached to all vehicles making a journey. No fuel would be required for the return journey.

VICTORY PARTY – 8th June at 7pm

Cricketers, Clayton Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 1NQ
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Della Reynolds – Independent

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