Cllr. Jane Cooper - West Putney

Jane was born and bred in Yorkshire. She first came to London on a six-month Civil Service contract – and never went back. Jane and her husband Arnold have lived in Wandsworth for more than 30 years, and since leaving the Civil Service Jane has pursued a career in local politics. She was first elected as a Councillor for West Putney Ward in 2002 and has represented the ward for over 15 years, alongside this Jane also acts as chairmen for the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee; sits on the Licensing Committee and represents the council as chairmen of the Western Area Housing Panel amongst others.

In the past, Jane has served on a number of committees, including Planning & Transportation, of which she was Chairman for three years. At the same time, she was also Chairman of the Passenger Transport Liaison Committee, which ensured that TfL, London Buses and Network Rail worked effectively with the Council to improve local transport services.

One of Jane’s concerns is animal welfare. After the death of Ben, her much loved “Westie”, who was a well known and recognised figure in West Putney, Jane now enjoys enlisting her friends’ dogs to “Walk the Ward” with her. 

In 2018 Jane was appointed Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth and is looking forward to representing the borough in this capacity once again. Jane combines her municipal duties with being a School Governor and a Justice of the Peace.

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Cllr. George Crivelli - East Putney

George used to work as an Advisor to the Association of London Government, now London Councils. The experience he gained in this role cleared up one thing in his mind – that he definitely wanted to live in Wandsworth. Alongside representing East Putney on the council he is chairmen of the Education and Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee and sits on the Planning Application Committee amongst other roles.

Cllr. Kim Caddy - Southfields

Kim lives locally with her husband and two young children. She is a big fan of the one o'clock clubs, playgroups and parks that make Southfields and Wandsworth great for growing families, as well as the many cafés and restaurants which are so welcoming to babies and toddlers – and their buggies!

Cllr. Guy Humphries - Southfields

Guy has lived in Southfields since 1982, happily raising his family here and running a successful local handyman business. A member of Wandsworth Council since being elected in 2010, Guy is currently Chair of the Licensing Committee and also Chair of Governors at Sheringdale School. He is determined to keep Southfields family-friendly.

Cllr. Terry Walsh - Southfields

Terry lives in Southfields. He went to Wandsworth School and holds degrees in Economics and in Law. He has worked at London University for over 36 years. In his spare time he serves as secretary to a charity providing medical equipment used by local services. His campaign priorities include improving public transport and making pavements safer for pedestrians.

Cllr. John Locker - Thamesfield

John Locker has lived in Wandsworth for 17 years since settling in London after University. Alongside representing Thamesfield Ward at the council, John is the Cabinet Member for Communications and sits on the Executive Committee and the Grants Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee. 

Cllr. Mike Ryder - Thamesfield

Mike Ryder was elected to the council in 2011 after a by-election caused when long-standing Councillor Edward Lister was promoted to work with Mayor of London Boris Johnson at City Hall. Mike is now semi-retired from a career in journalism, having worked on newspapers all his life.

Cllr. Rosemary Torrington - Thamesfield

Rosemary Torrington has lived in Thamesfield for fifteen years and has been an active campaigner of behalf of local residents for the past eight years as a local councillor.

Cllr. Ian Lewer - West Putney

Ian works in insurance and has lived in Putney since 2011. He was elected to Wandsworth Council in 2014, and currently chairs the Adult Care and Health Committee. Ian is a Governor of Floreat Wandsworth Primary School and also serves as a Trustee of One Trust, which provides personalised day services for adults with learning disabilities.