Stratford District Elections, 6th May 2010 - Harbury Ward
Richard Tonge, your Liberal Democrat candidate
Richard was born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and raised in a small rural community. He moved to Harbury in 2007 with his partner Abigail and two sons aged 8 and 10 years.Both children attend the local Harbury primary school.
Since settling into life in Harbury, he has been impressed by the inclusive community spirit and the people of all ages who make this a very special place to live.This is something he would protect and nurture should he be elected into the role of District Councillor.
Previously self employed as an IT consultant working in large organisations in the public and private sector, he now works as an IT golly gosh in the automotive industry. His training and employment make him an active problem solver who finds innovative ways of resolving issues to a positive outcome.
Richard has always taken a keen interest in politics at both national and local levels, and is proud to stand for the Liberal Democrats who have clear leadership on issues close to his heart, namely the environment, education and rural affairs which are pivotal to the resolution of this country's problems.
At a local level, he will endeavour to ensure that each voice matters and that all residents of the community are consulted and have the opportunity to participate in local issues and policy making decisions.
Being young, he can assure voters that he will bring fresh thinking, good communication and energetic commitment to all issues in the local community and environment, as he believes passionately in a better future for this and succeeding generations.