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Mark West, keen archer and lifelong Cranleigh resident is aiming to be a different voice for Cranleigh Parish residents

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Waverley Borough faces a massive funding shortfall in 2016-7. Hard decisions will have to be made, even in Cranleigh Parish. Mark West wants to make sure the needs of all Cranleigh residents are taken into account. What makes Mark tick?

Mark West, 39 years, was born and bred in Cranleigh, went to Glebelands School and as lived and worked in the village all his life.

Mark says “I’m standing in the by-election in Cranleigh Parish East Ward because I want to be a voice for working people here.  It’s time for our Parish Council to be much more representative; for too long decisions have been dominated by one point of view. And I’m good at representing people. I have 10 years as an USDAW union rep for in the village, so I know that I can be an effective voice on our council-

I need all Labour supporters to come out and vote for me on 11 February

Mark's on target for Cranleigh Parish

Mark West, keen archer and lifelong Cranleigh resident is aiming to be a different voice for Cranleigh Parish residents  

Hard working commuters are now paying 25 per cent more for their train fares under the Tories, because of yet another year of rail fare hikes that came into force this week.

Passengers in Guildford have been hit again and again by eye-watering rail fare rises. Fares have now rocketed by 25 per cent under the Tories, far outstripping any increase in most people’s pay packets.

For many people here, travelling by train isn’t a luxury, it’s how they get to work every day. A season ticket from Guildford to London Waterloo now costs £3432 per year.

Currently, 3 per cent of the price of a rail ticket goes toward paying train company shareholder dividends.

While rail ticket prices have risen three times faster than wages, vital projects have been delayed for years, leading to transport chaos. This is symptomatic of the Tories failure to deliver on the basics for a modern economy.

Labour's policy is to bring the railways into public ownership so they can be run for passengers not profit. That means fairer fares, investment in a 21st century railway and giving passengers a stronger voice.

Train Fares Are Up 25% under the Tories

Hard working commuters are now paying 25 per cent more for their train fares under the Tories, because of yet another year of rail fare hikes that came into force...

Guildford Labour Party raised £300 for the Guardian and Observer Refugee appeal at their Christmas Party.

More than forty supporters attended the event, held at the Guildford Institute, which began included a challenging quiz featuring a final round of ten questions on Jeremy Corbyn! Only ten points separated the teams when the results were announced at the end of the evening.

Those in attendance were also treated to a fine musical set from Guildford Labour’s Brian Walter with his Close Harmony quartet.

Guildford Labour Party recently called on Guildford Borough Council to welcome two refugee families each month and will continue to collect appropriate clothing to donate to local charity Guildford: People to People into 2016.

Christmas cheer for Guildford Labour

Guildford Labour Party raised £300 for the Guardian and Observer Refugee appeal at their Christmas Party.

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