Cllr. Rosemary Torrington - Thamesfield

Rosemary 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. Alongside representing Thamesfield Ward at the council, Rosemary is chairman of the Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee and sits on the Finance and Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

She practised as a commercial lawyer for ten years before moving to work for a charity providing care and education for children with emotional, social or behavioural needs. Initially, she combined legal advice with fund-raising, but found the projects made possible as a result of the funds raised were highly effective in improving children's lives and as such decided to focus on these.

As chairman of the Passenger Transport Liaison Group she has been an advocate for: improved, modern river transport; a second entrance at Putney station to alleviate congestion and for more efficient bus and rail services. Rosemary met the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, when he came on a fact-finding visit to research river transport, and suggested to him that he introduce Oyster on river transport, an initiative he adopted and has benefited Londoners ever since.

As Chairman of the Putney Partnership marketing group she seeks to attract investment and footfall to Putney through events like the Christmas market and has urged developers to provide community benefits such as a town centre public square and larger retail units to increase the range of Putney shops.

As a member of Justine Greening's Thames Tunnel Group she has worked with residents to identify the best solutions to reduce the environmental impact of transport of spoil by river and to secure long-term improvements at the Thames Tunnel excavation sites. 

Rosemary has acted on behalf of many local residents on issues such as night flights at Heathrow, planning, improved cycling facilities, crime and parking. She is a governor of Brandlehow Primary School.

In her spare time Rosemary enjoys London's galleries and likes walking and cycling. She enjoys Wandsworth Park and was instrumental in obtaining an increase in the size of the playground and better equipment.

See Also

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. 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.