John Cope is an Elmbridge Borough Councillor for Walton South, since May 2021.
John has spent a decade working in education and apprenticeships, and wants to help the Conservatives regain control of Elmbridge Council so that all of Walton can benefit from our plans for a cleaner, greener borough. John notes that the council is relying on reserves and voted in February to put up council tax, despite receiving extra money from the government. He says: "Now is not the time to raise taxes, especially as so many small businesses and residents have been hit financially by the pandemic."
John wants to improve the Halfway Green and Severn Drive park, support Halfway shops and campaign to keep car parking charges low.