Twickenham Parliamentary Candidate Dr Tania Mathias Speaks to Whitton Blog
Dr Tania Mathias said: "Thank you to Whitton blog for this opportunity.
As a local councillor, and resident in the constituency I am constantly impressed by Whitton.
When the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, visited Twickenham constituency I invited him to come to Whitton High Street because I told him that it has the best local shops and best businesses in our area and that is down to the local community supporting the High Street. The investment of the Conservative Council in the High street has made the unique 1930s heritage look even better. After the jewellery shop was burgled this year I was amazed at the public support and kindness shown to the staff by the local community of Whitton.
Last year, together with the local Conservative councillor Gareth Elliott, I asked the then Transport Minister Stephen Hammond MP to allocate funds to improve Whitton station access and refurbishment and I am glad that this is happening.
As a councillor and NHS doctor I have visited Homelink to see its best practice of day care for older residents and I have campaigned for this to be the standard in the borough. Homelink also have the best fundraising events I have been to.
Twickenham Academy now has a sixth form thanks to the Conservative Council and I hope that although the Liberal Democrat councillors opposed this, parents and pupils are seeing a change for the good.
If elected as MP I will continue to fight for small businesses, excellence in education and protection of our parks and river areas and I will work with local councillors to see that Whitton gains the legacy from the Rugby World Cup that it deserves."
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