Dulwich Village

Dulwich_6_(2).jpgBrigid Gardner

I have lived in Dulwich for 40 years and four of my grandchildren are at local state schools. I want to make sure that they - and all local residents – live in the best possible environment.

I have always tried to ‘make a difference’. As Head of JAGS (in the 90’s) and then the British International School in Rome I worked to provide opportunities for young people.

I was part of the local group fighting for the Dulwich Village junction to prioritise clean air and pedestrians, rather than through-traffic.

I was responsible for the recent Lib-Dem questionnaire on attitudes towards the Dulwich Estate and am now involved in setting up a (non-political) Dulwich Village Neighbourhood Forum, a statutory body to represent local views.

I hope as a councillor I would be fair and independent-minded, hard-working and forward-looking: a person to be trusted to act for the good of all.


Dulwich_10_(3).jpgRuth Gripper

I came to London eight years ago and I love this corner of south-east London – the distinctive character, the green spaces and the community. I work in the charity sector helping charities to understand and measure their impact. I enjoy sketching, climbing and baking.

I am a Liberal Democrat because I believe individuals and communities should be able to make decisions about the things that affect them. Having seen Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners, I know that politicians aren’t all the same and that they can make a real difference.

Like many people, I have little to do with the council day to day – I’m a young(ish!)  professional, renting privately. It’s easy not to pay attention, but the council has a huge influence on housing, crime and transport.

I would like to make London kinder, greener and fairer. A place where people, regardless of their background, can make their home.


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