Local man Alex Glassbrook has just been selected to fight the Tooting by-election for the Liberal Democrats and immediately vowed to make fighting for the NHS and in particular St George’s Hospital his top priority.
"The NHS is under threat and we must protect its vital work, as well as step up the Lib Dem campaign for better mental health care," said Alex, a married barrister with two young sons who lives near Wandsworth Common. "I live in the area and love the area and am determined to fight for the area."
The Glassbrook family have benefited hugely from living in the area, and are especially grateful for St George's hospital, whose staff brought much of Alex's family into the world, and have cared for Alex and other family members.
Alex is an active volunteer for several organisations in the local area - particularly as a volunteer lawyer for South West London Law Centres and as an active member of Wandsworth and Tooting Liberal Democrats.
Alex also volunteers overseas. He was one of the designers of a course to teach courtroom skills and ethics to overseas law associations. He has taught in countries including Poland, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
As well as the NHS, Alex is determined to improve education, both protecting our schools and encouraging lifelong learning. Locally, Alex is campaigning for safer streets: "whether it’s looking at improving traffic on the High Street or more bins to keep the streets cleaner, we need improvement."