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. Alongside representing Thamesfield Ward at the council, he sits on the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Licensing Committee amongst other roles.

Mike started working on a weekly paper in West London, before moving on to evening newspapers and then onto Fleet Street. He has worked as a production journalist and sub-editor on the Sun, Daily Mirror, People and Sunday Mirror, and was Associate Editor of the Sunday Mirror.

Mike comments: “I am now semi-retired, which gives me time to devote to my council work in Thamesfield ward, where I have lived for the last 25 years. Being a local man means I do appreciate all the issues that concern my fellow residents, particularly crime, traffic and protecting our local environment and amenities. I think Thamesfield is a fabulous place to live, and I want to keep it that way.”

Mike - who has been a Londoner all his life - is a keen supporter of children’s charities, ranging from the NSPCC to the National Deaf Children’s Society, and also helps to feed and educate children in Africa.

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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. 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. Jane Cooper - West Putney

Jane has represented West Putney for more than 15 years, and has helped many residents and businesses during that time. She lobbied successfully for 20mph speed limits to be brought in and this has now been rolled out over the whole of the Borough. Jane is also Chairman of the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

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.