David Lewis is a Conservative Councillor for Oxshott and Stoke d'Abernon.
Ahead of his 2019 re-election, David said: "I was honoured to be elected as an Elmbridge Borough Councillor in last July’s by-election and join Andrew Burley and Oliver Chappell as one of your three councillors for Oxshott & Stoke d’Abernon. Since then, I have been an active member of the South Area Planning, Audit & Standards and Licensing Committees.
"On the Planning Committee, I have been involved in some difficult decisions. I have helped a number of residents resolve a wide range of planning issues. I recognise the need to build more homes, at a higher density, within Elmbridge but at the same time, I am adamant that this must be done in a manner that does not destroy the character of our communities.
"I have lived in Stoke d’Abernon with Mary, my wife, for more than thirty years. My three children attended the Royal Kent School in Oxshott. I was a senior manager in a large multi-national energy company until my retirement in 2017. I have found that the skills and experience that I gained in my working career have been invaluable in my role as a councillor.
"I have always been active in our local community. I continue to be involved in numerous voluntary roles. I am a trustee of Stoke d’Abernon Charities, a director of the Walton Firs Activity Centre in Cobham and I have recently joined the Friends of Oxshott Heath committee. I am also a trustee of my former company’s Pensioners’ Benevolent Association. I have two Labradors and I am out and about with them in the ward each day. I am determined to protect our open spaces and Green Belt.
"Last July, I said that if elected, I would be a voice for Oxshott & Stoke d’Abernon. I restate that promise. I will continue to listen to your concerns, act as your representative and be accessible to all residents. If re-elected, I will work to ensure that Oxshott and Stoke d’Abernon continue to be attractive and thriving communities in which we all want to live and work."