Candidates for RBWM Local Elections Announced

WLD
16 Apr 2023

Liberal Democrats announce their candidates for the RBWM Local Elections on May 4th

Windsor Liberal Democrats are putting up candidates across Windsor, Ascot and Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury. Read on to find out about them and their ideas for the council:

 

Eton and Castle

Devon Davies
Devon Davies
Julian Tisi
Julian Tisi
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

 

Devon, a physics graduate from Royal Holloway, currently holds a position as a senior software developer for a tech company located in London. He and his wife have been residents of Windsor since 2015 and recently purchased their first flat in November.

For the past eight years, they have maintained an allotment in the area, with Devon serving as a committee member, website maintainer, and trading shed volunteer.

In addition, Devon is an active cricket player with the Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club.

Devon's extensive background in mathematics and science would be a valuable asset to the council team. He is passionate about using his gardening skills to enhance the quality of green spaces in Windsor.

 

Julian has lived in Windsor for the last 13 years with his wife and children, who attend local schools. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' experience. Julian is a long-term local campaigner and parliamentary spokesperson who has led successful campaigns against redevelopment at Alexandra Gardens and Bath's Island.

Outside work, he sings in a choir, helps with his church's children's liturgy and is a Governor of St Edwards Royal Free Middle School.

Julian's priorities include protecting green spaces, promoting access to sustainable transport and stopping Tory Waste. He will leverage his finance and governance background to ensure the council delivers services fairly and realistically.

 

Mark has lived in Windsor for over 30 years and has been the co-chair of Governors at The Windsor Boys' School, where his two sons attended, and Treasurer of The Windsor Boys School Boat Club.

As a qualified Chartered Accountant and followed a 20-year career in industry including being CFO for a large division of a global consumer goods business he is determined to sort out the financial mess at the Borough which has taken the council close to bankruptcy in the last few years.

Mark has also been active in a number of campaigns, including challenging the pollution of the River Thames and reporting a range of local maintenance issues such as flooding due to blocked drains and street light failures. He is keen to improve the community environment in Windsor for all residents.

 

Clewer East

Karen Davies
Karen Davies
Amy Tisi
Amy Tisi

 

Karen has lived in Windsor for over ten years, with her partner and rescue dogs, and has been ward councillor for Clewer East since 2019. In her day job, she is a Lecturer in Education.

She is passionate about improving the environment for both current residents and future generations and has campaigned on road safety and air quality.

As well as being actively involved in community groups and campaigns including Plastic Free Windsor and Wild Windsor, she regularly leads community litter picks and founded The Friends of Spital Cemetery to care for this special place.

 

Amy moved to Windsor nearly 12 years ago to get married and now lives with her husband and 3 children, who all attend local schools. A Primary teacher by profession, Amy has always had a strong interest in the well-being of children and families and co-founded local charity, The Baby Bank in 2015.

Amy plays an active role within the community she represents, leading community litter picks, tidying the Clewer War Memorial for Remembrance Sunday and being a trustee of Clewer and Dedworth Together who organise community fundraisers such as the Christmas Fair and Rock the Rec.

On the council, Amy's priorities include supporting the most vulnerable families with early intervention. She recently had a motion approved to make school uniform more affordable and advocates for Children in Care. Amy is determined to make school drop-off safer for children to walk and cycle and wants to leave the borough a cleaner, healthier place for our children and grandchildren.

Ascot and Sunninghill

Dr Lilly Evans
Dr Lilly Evans
Sanjay Karia
Sanjay Karia
Jonathan Pope
Jonathan Pope

 

Lilly is a former councillor for Ascot. She believes in protecting our Green spaces and ensuring our area has the correct infrastructure, tackling climate change, environment, and ensuring the council has health and well-being of community at its heart.

She is an as NHS trust public Governor, local parish councillor and until recently trustee of a school for children with special needs.

She has a degree in systems engineering and PhD in computer science and AI.

Married, with one adult daughter, Lilly has lived in Ascot over 10 years and especially enjoys the benefits of green spaces in the area.

 

Sanjay is married with 2 children and lives in Sunningdale. He is a qualified acupuncturist and has a PhD in homeopathy. Previously, Sanjay also qualified as a Podiatrist and worked in the NHS. Having a background in healthcare, he is passionate about good access to healthcare for all.

As a Liberal Democrat, Sanjay has championed on issues such as responsible and considerate local development, prudent budget management and provision of safer and accessible cycle routes.

In his spare time, Sanjay and his wife like to travel in their camper home around Britain and France.

 

Jonathan Pope has lived in Sunninghill for 40 years, with a short break while he worked in Germany.

He is a retired software engineer, who mostly worked as a freelancer in the aerospace and defence industries. As such, he ran his own company for a while.

Jonathan is an advocate for looking after the planet and is a member of Friends of the Earth. He is a member of the sailing club at Cookham, and regularly takes part in the fitness sessions on Victory Field.

Sunningdale and Cheapside

Carolyn Fallon
Carolyn Fallon
Mariano Julia
Mariano Julia

 

Carolyn has lived in the Borough with her partner for ten years. She spent much of that time caring for her elderly parents and young grandchildren, and is keen to use her broad and positive experience of the NHS and care in the community to enhance support for residents of all ages that need it.

By profession, Carolyn is a colour-correction specialist in hairdressing, and is also a trained in practising Reiki, which allows her to work with people in both a healing and service capacity. She is highly empathic and wants to ensure all parts of the community are well served by a caring Council.

Carolyn has a French Bulldog and her daily dog-walking gives insights into many aspects of community life, most notably the maintenance needs in our local environment.

 

Mariano works as a telecommunications consultant and helps his wife run a local business in Windsor.
He is married with twin daughters and has lived in Ascot for almost eleven years.

Mariano is passionate about excellence and value returned by the services provided by the Royal Borough that work for residents and local businesses, responsible spending, and tight financial controls.

Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury

Dan Boresjo
Dan Boresjo
Joshua Trood
Joshua Trood

 

Dan Boresjo is a life-long resident who grew up in the borough, and as such has a deep understanding of the local community and the issues it faces. He has a professional background in software engineering and is currently serving as a Chief Technology Officer.

Dan is a family man, married with children attending local state schools. He is passionate about improving the quality of local schools, the safeguarding of children, and addressing the teenage mental health crisis. As a humanist, he believes education needs to evolve to accommodate an increasingly secular Britain.

Dan is committed to addressing the risks of flooding and ensuring the success of the Datchet to Hythe End flood improvement scheme. He also believes in everyone's right to good air quality and to be free from noise pollution. Dan will work to reduce the environmental impact of both road traffic and Heathrow airport, while recognizing the airport's economic benefits and seeking to preserve the jobs it creates.

Finally, Dan is committed to eliminating cronyism in government and improving transparency and accountability. As a borough councillor, he will work tirelessly to represent the interests of the local community and ensure that their voices are heard.

 

Joshua grew up in the borough, attending local schools and eventually studying Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University. Living in Datchet, he has a strong connection with the local community and the way in which residents are affected by local policy decisions.

During Joshua's time at university, he took an active role in several committees, particularly championing diversity and well-being and is a strong believer in the Liberal Democrat core values of a free fair and open society.

At 23 years old, Joshua believes he can offer a fresh perspective on the issues facing young people in our community.

Joshua now works in hospitality and believes the skills he uses when communicating with customers, will stand him in good stead for listening to the needs of residents.