Claire is an East Ham resident who was born in Ealing, raised in Herts and Essex and has called the East End home for nearly 10 years. She comes from a big, international family and attended her local comprehensive schools. She loves the diversity of Newham, as well as the spirit of its people. Claire is self-employed and works with technology businesses supporting their legal needs. She has previously worked as a carer for adults with severe epilepsy, as a piano tutor, as a swing dancer and teacher, and as a lawyer for the BBC. She has also volunteered as an IPSEA advisor to provide parents and carers with information about rights to special educational support and is currently a disaster response volunteer for humanitarian charity RE:ACT. She speaks Spanish and French and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  

Claire has never stood for an election before, but has been an active part of her community, serving on two Community Assembly Working Groups for Newham and setting up a Resident’s Association that aims to nurture a supportive community spirit, protect neighbourhood spaces and campaign for the improvement of local services. She values community-led problem solving, the importance of effective local government and is committed to championing local voices. As a Plashet Councillor, she will serve with empathy, dedication to our community and will work hard to ensure the provision of essential local services and to support local community groups and businesses. Her campaign priorities are 1. community safety; 2. improved waste disposal and recycling facilities to tackle fly-tipping and litter; 3. better community facilities, including more public toilets and new green spaces.

Claire on LinkedIn:

Claire Pattie - candidate for Wall End ward
Claire Pattie - Candidate for Wall End ward

David was born in Limehouse, and lived the first 21 years of his life in a council flat in Barking.  His Dad was a cabinet maker from Cardiff, but moved to the East End after meeting his Mum during World War 2. His Mum was from Barking, a book keeper, but in the war in the ATS was posted to SAS headquarters in Halstead, where she met his Dad "over the air". His Dad was a radio operator in C squadron 1 SAS, dropped behind enemy lines in support of the D Day landings. David is a lifelong West Ham supporter, educated at Barking Abbey School, and then University College London.  He has lived in various parts of London, then in St. Albans for 32 years, but moved back to the borough of Newham, near West Ham Park, in October 2020.  He's an Eastender come home, who loves the East End, and the fact that Newham is the most diverse borough in the country.  David is a Physics graduate who has spent all of his working life in the technology sector, as a director or general manager of various software and services companies.  He is now CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, a not-for-profit, membership driven trade body, which advocates and promotes the use of cloud based software, platforms, and infrastructure services.  David is a regular speaker at tech events, and the forum works with technology and business leaders to shape the world of Digital Transformation.  

David joined the Social Democrat Party in 1981, and has been a Liberal Democrat since the formation of the party when the Liberal Party and the SDP merged.  David was elected as a LibDem councillor for Sandridge Parish in St. Albans for 10 years, and served as chairman of the council for 5 of those years.  He's been involved with the party wherever he has lived, and is currently Chair of the Liberal Democrats for Newham, Barking, and Dagenham. David's ethos matches the party's fundamental belief in liberty, equality, and community, and he is strong supporter of all Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and LGBTQ+ issues. Wherever Liberal Democrats are elected they believe in a community-led approach. As a Forest Gate South Councillor he won't take your vote for granted. He will fight for the local issues that are important to you, supporting better crime prevention, protection of our green spaces, more public toilets, tackling fly tipping, reducing litter, and better better waste recycling. He will connect with local businesses and entrepreneurs to help them get better support. He'll also campaign for you on national issues like unfair taxes, soaring energy bills, the failure of our water companies, and the cost of living crisis. 

David on LinkedIn:

David Terrar your Forest Gate South candidate
David Terrar - Candidate for Forest Gate South ward

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