My name is Arran Angus and I am part of the team that is contending the Council elections in May 2018. I am standing in Grove Green Ward with my two brilliant colleagues Naomi McCarthy and Ukonu Obasi.
I have lived in Grove Green Ward ever since I moved to the area over seven years ago. I had a Six- month-old when I moved here and am now bringing up two children here. I have always thought that it is a brilliant place to live. I love the diversity and friendliness of our community.
I have had a diverse professional life working for the several companies in the private sector, the charity Mencap and for over a decade for the NHS. I have currently stopped work to raise my children.
I have always held liberal views but have only joined that party after the 2016 referendum on the European Union. I felt that the views of people who wanted to remain in the EU were not being represented by the two large parties and the time had come for me to try and make a difference.
I hope that we can elect a strong group of Liberal Democrats onto Waltham Forest Council who will stand up for all parts of our community no matter where they are from. We will stand for better schooling, better community policing and cleaner air for the people who live here. We will also continue to campaign for ‘affordable’ to mean ‘affordable’ when it comes to new housing.