Hilary Butler is a Conservative Councillor for Oatlands and Burwood Park.
Hilary was elected to Elmbridge Borough Council in 2019. During her successful election campaign she said: "We are fortunate to live in an attractive part of the country and I want to keep it that way. Our area is under a lot of pressure to accept new development. Whilst there should be homes for local people, this needs to be managed.
"New homes and more people mean more traffic. This has become a significant issue in many local roads. Speed of vehicles, parking and congestion are daily battles. Working with the ward’s other Councillors, I will press forcefully for these and other concerns in Oatlands and Burwood Park to be given the attention they deserve.
"Local services are also under pressure and your Councillors must be able to rise to the challenges this brings. The chaos which ensued following the botched introduction of the new waste and recycling service by the then Liberal Democrat/Residents’ Association coalition demonstrated the need for focussed and capable leadership.
"My time as a Councillor in another authority taught me how to work with officers to plan and work within local government budgets. As a former Councillor and in my professional work with Members of Parliament, I have organised and led projects, worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and managed large teams of volunteers.
"I cannot promise to solve the concerns of everyone in Oatlands and Burwood Park but I will be responsive to, and supportive of, residents and represent you in the best way possible. I have lived in Oatlands for over twenty years and wish not only to maintain and enhance the quality of life many of us enjoy but also improve life for those less fortunate."