Liberal Democrat Candidate for Thames ward
Afzal is Bangladeshi born, but now feels at home in the wonderfully diverse borough he has lived in for the past five years. When not campaigning to improve how the council serves its residents, Afzal works as a lecturer in business for a London University. He is passionate about improving educational attainment in the borough.
Afzal is ready to listen and is determined to stand by local residents. He has a clear vision to improve Thames ward, committing to make our streets cleaner and tidier by ensuring the council clamps down on rubbish and fly-tipping. Afzal will also fight for the council to make it easier for residents to recycle, given that the borough has one of the worst recycling rates in the country.
Afzal is keen to end the one-party state, where there are no opposition councillors to hold the Labour council to account. This means there is currently no one to ensure residents' alternative views are listened to when the council introduces new schemes such as controlled parking zones.