Xingang Wang is the Conservative candidate for Molesey East at the Elmbridge Borough Council elections on 2 May.
He is 39, married and has three daughters. Born in China, he moved to the UK in 2001 to study engineering and worked on regeneration projects for the Department of Transport before switching careers becoming a finance director for an international bank. He also volunteers as a magistrate at Staines. Xingang is a Claygate Parish Councillor since 2015 and is currently taking a career break to focus on his campaign to become a borough councillor for Molesey.
He says: "I am determined and have the expertise to ensure that Elmbridge Council spends your council tax wisely and provides excellent services – residents deserve nothing less. I will also push for improved local healthcare and prioritise support for Molesey’s shops and businesses. I will work closely with our Conservative councillors, Steve Bax and Peter Szanto, as part of a hard-working and proactive East Molesey team, championing residents’ concerns.”
Key issue: Opposing Inappropriate Development
Xingang says: "It was clear to me from conversations on the doorstep that the Jolly Boatman development at Hampton Court station was the top issue of concern. Many comments were made on The Moleseys Facebook page, but I decided to reach out to ALL our residents via a survey to canvass your views. Three quarters of residents who responded were opposed to the development with the main reasons being too dense, insufficient parking, height, and lack of affordable homes. Residents want to see a more sensitive development at this important site opposite Hampton Court Palace. Since I believe in listening to residents and that we should not accept second best at this site, I am opposed to this scheme."
Xingang's 6-point plan:
- Putting Molesey First. I will be a strong voice for East Molesey at the Council and always put the needs of our area and residents ahead of party.
- Value for Money. I will work closely with the Conservative Administration to ensure taxpayers’ money is spent wisely and services are the best they can be.
- Sensitive Development. We need more homes for our young people and key workers, but we must protect our open spaces and the character of Molesey. I am opposed to the overbearing Jolly Boatman development.
- Supporting Our Local Shops. I am concerned by the empty shops in Walton Road and will do what I can to support our local businesses to survive and thrive.
- Protecting our Environment. Illegally moored boats are a blight on our precious riverside – I will keep the pressure on the Environment Agency to remove them.
- Better Healthcare. I will apply pressure on Glenlyn to improve and support the rebuild of Molesey Hospital with first class local facilities.
Contact Xingang on 07702 757248 or by email to email@example.com