Sally Warren, a Thamesfield resident of over 25 years, has been selected by Putney Labour to contest next month’s by-election following the death of Cllr Jim Madden, Wandsworth’s former Mayor and Conservative Thamesfield Cllr.
from left to right: Cllr Peter Carpenter, Sally Warren, Cllr Sue McKinney, Cllr Jeremy Ambache
In her day job, Sally is a disability campaigner who manages a national agency which supports and campaigns for the equal rights of people with learning disabilities. She also co-founded a local Wandsworth-based charity; Generate Opportunities, which offers support to people with learning disabilities.
Speaking about her selection as the Labour candidate for Thamesfield , Sally said: “Thamesfield is my home. I am standing here because I hate injustice and I want Thamesfield to be a fairer, more inclusive place for all local people to live and thrive. I have worked all my professional life tackling inequality and taking this fight to the Town Hall is the obvious next step for me. Only by winning seats for Labour on Wandsworth Council can we really make life better for the residents of Wandsworth”.
The issues that Sally will be campaigning on include:
- Making Putney High Street a place where people want to be. Where all members of the community, including our many EU citizens, can shop and gather in a way that creates a welcoming Town Centre. Not a place where large business rules!
- Stopping the overdevelopment of Putney. We need to increase the amount of genuinely affordable housing and restrict the number of high rise towers.
- Local community services including Health and Social Care services to ensure local support for the elderly, the disabled and the lonely. This includes protecting our local library and green spaces.
- Pollution reduction – especially important on Putney High Street
- Quality education places for all – we need to oppose the estimated £7m in real-term cuts that Putney schools are facing.
Speaking about Sally’s selection, Putney Labour Cllr Sue McKinney, said: “Sally is all about building communities. As an advocate for people with disabilities, I know she is committed to representing everyone, people of all abilities, cultures, backgrounds and politics. She has a deep belief and commitment to truly inclusive working”.
More about Sally:
- Sally worked for 15 years as a Youth Worker for the Council, advocating on behalf of young people.
- Sally worked as a Senior Change Manager for Wandsworth Council supporting the development and implementation of an Adult Social Care Strategy for people with learning disabilities.
- She has served as a Trustee for: The Wandsworth Carers Centre, KeyRing and the Wandsworth Care Alliance and the Commission for the Architecture of the Built Environment (CABE) team in Wandsworth.
- Sally also volunteers at Physical Culture a local gym established in 1928.