Mark Gitsham & Sue Wixley

Meet Sue and Mark, your prospective Councillors in Nine Elms

Mark Gitsham has lived in Nine Elms since the early days of the new developments in 2017. He has watched the area grow and recognises its triumphs and challenges. Mark stood for the council in Queenstown in 2018, then became the candidate for Battersea during the 2019 General Election, doubling the previous Liberal Democrat vote to achieve the party’s best ever result.

“Nine Elms is growing into the most vibrant neighbourhood in London. I’ve loved watching it rise and enjoyed visiting the new businesses that have opened. But there are also challenges to overcome, from noise, litter and pollution to the floods which spewed sewage onto our streets last summer.”

“The council has allowed major developments to go ahead without addressing the issues we're experiencing. I’m standing as a local resident who loves my neighbourhood and will stand up for it.” - Mark Gitsham

Mark volunteered to pack PPE for the NHS during the pandemic when the need was greatest. He regularly collects and sorts clothing to support refugees in southwest London. Mark has also campaigned for government to provide support for those left behind by the furlough scheme, estimated to be 3.5 million people. Mark is also chair of the Community Committee of the Battersea Society, constantly emphasising the importance of reaching out to all of Battersea’s diverse population.

Sue Wixley has lived in Wandsworth since 2009 and has championed local causes, from tackling air pollution and improving local recycling to promoting local volunteering. Sue is a leading figure in the charity sector and an award-winning campaigner. 

“Nine Elms is a jewel in the crown for Wandsworth and a must-visit destination for all of London. However, it is essential that residents and local businesses are well served by the Council and that is not happening right now.

Where are the environmental improvements? What is being done about the pollution on Nine Elms Lane? What is being done to make sure that residents and visitors feel safe when walking alone at night?” - Sue Wixley

Sue serves as a trustee of Citizens Advice Wandsworth. She founded a local recycling initiative which takes items that are not recycled by the Council and this has saved more than 100kg of waste from going into the rubbish for incineration. During the pandemic Sue was active in her local community support group, delivering medicine to housebound neighbours. Sue stood as the London Assembly candidate for Merton & Wandsworth in 2021. 

Campaigning for a cleaner, greener, safer Nine Elms

Mark and Sue are campaigning for a cleaner, greener and safer Nine Elms. They will keep the same low Council Tax but do so much more. They will be a strong voice for Nine Elms in Wandsworth Town Hall and your local champions, strengthening residents voices with estate managers and housing associations and fighting for the issues that residents care about.

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