David Wood – a strong local voice for Selhurst
Local campaigner David Wood is Labour’s candidate in the by-election to choose a new councillor for Selhurst. The vacancy arose following the sad death of popular former councillor Gerry Ryan.
David has lived in Croydon for nearly 30 years and lives in Selhurst with his wife and two young children. As a father of two, David cares passionately about education. He has been a governor of Whitehorse Manor Primary School for seven years.
He said: “I believe every child deserves the best start in life. It’s wrong that the Tories have left Croydon with the biggest shortage of schools in the country. That’s why I’m campaigning for a new secondary school for our area.” David also wants to see more action to clean up local streets after the Tories who ran the council for eight years left local streets filthy with litter and flytipping. David commented: “People deserve to live in an area that’s clean and well looked after. The Tories failed to prosecute people who dump rubbish on local streets and cut bin collections to fortnightly. I’ll campaign for action to clean up Selhurst.”
David is also backing Labour’s council-tax freeze with no increase this year after the Tories hiked it up to record levels despite the recession hitting household budgets hard.
Steve Reed MP is urging people to vote for David Wood and said: “David is a hard-working campaigner and father of two young children who lives in Selhurst. He’s lived in Croydon for nearly 30 years, is a governor of a local school, and his father is the former Bishop of Croydon. I couldn’t think of anyone better to serve as the new councillor for Selhurst.”
The by-election will take place on Thursday 5 March.