Hersham Conservatives have selected Ruth Mitchell as their candidate for the Hersham Village Ward at the Elmbridge Borough Council elections in May 2018.
Many residents in the area will know Ruth as she served as a Hersham councillor for six years until the boundary changes last year.
She said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to stand for election in Hersham again. As a long-term resident here, I feel that I really understand the issues facing our community and my continuing and consistent pledges are to always make residents’ priorities my priorities, to fght to keep Hersham’s unique identity, to ensure our council provides value for money and to support and encourage local charities and businesses.”
Hersham Village Ward Councillor Mary Sheldon commented: “Hersham needs Ruth back on the Council. She cares passionately about helping residents and our community as a whole. She never
takes no for an answer: remember how, almost single-handedly, she persuaded Waitrose to install a free cash machine. She gets things done!”
Hersham’s Surrey County Councillor John O’Reilly agreed, telling The Hersham News, “Ruth is a true team-player, she focuses on the issues and achieves positive results. She is a great listener, has a natural empathy and will be a councillor who does Hersham proud.”