Election Campaign Funding for Caroline Shah Scott

by Caroline Shah in Kingston upon Thames

Election Campaign Funding for Caroline Shah Scott
We did it
On 12th May 2018 we successfully raised £500 with 18 supporters in 28 days

To help fund my campaign to stand as a councillor for The Kingston Independent Residents' Group in Canbury Ward in Kingston upon Thames

by Caroline Shah in Kingston upon Thames

New stretch target

If you help me to reach my target early, this stretch target will help me to print even more leaflets and undertake more activities so that I can reach out to even more people in Canbury Ward and Kingston and let them know that there is someone who wants to represent them and fight to represent and protect their interests in the local area.

Please help me to raise £500 to run my campaign to become an Independent Councillor  for the Kingston Independent Residents' Group in Canbury Ward in Kingston. I will use the money to produce newsletters, information for residents and targeted election material and generally to generate support for my independent voice on the council. Please make a donation, however small.  Please note that all donations over the threshold of £50 will need to be checked against the electoral register to ensure they are permissible.

I believe that it is time that councils were run by independent local people in residents’ interests. I care passionately about my community, and I believe that it is only when people care enough to stand up and do something that change happens. On May 3rd, we can make a start. 

Please support me if you care about the future of The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, about Canbury Ward and the wonderful green areas of Richmond Park, Bushy Park and The River Thames surrounding it, or if you simply believe that this country needs independent people representing residents' interests and challenging decisions in local government. 

Too often local elections are dominated by party-political issues and national and regional agendas. In Kingston, the current council administration has been acting in the interests of the Greater London Authority and property developers by agreeing a massive development strategy despite vast numbers of objections and the fact that local infrastructure is nowhere near adequate to support predicted population growth. In addition, developments being built are neither affordable to local people who need homes nor appropriate in the neighbourhoods that they are already starting to dominate.

I have spent the last five years attempting to hold Kingston council to account from the outside. I have fought for positive changes in Canbury Ward and throughout the Borough and I have rallied support against the council's plans to turn the Borough in to one big Opportunity Area for high rise development.  I have witnessed how council decisions are being made behind closed doors, and how all kinds of tricks and procedural ruses are employed to get decisions through the checks and balances that are supposed to exist to protect democracy. Lack of transparency and secrecy abound, and weak recommendations are waved through committees with no proper scrutiny as political interests reign supreme.

I now know that you cannot get very far working on the outside, and that, to make a real difference for the residents of Kingston, I need to get inside the chamber.


If you are not able to donate to my campaign, but would like to help me in other ways, please contact me. I would be grateful for any support you can give me:

Caroline Shah Scott - CarolineShah@ShahScott.com


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Help influence democracy in Kingston

Come to a Committee meeting of Kingston Council at which issues that interest you are being discussed. I will review the Committee report with you before the meeting to help you, if you wish, to submit a written comment on proposals or to draft a question to ask at the meeting. If appropriate at the time, I will accompany you to the meeting and we can share our thoughts on discussions that take place and decisions made

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Tweet to thank you for helping people gain a voice

A tweet to all my followers saying "thank you" for helping to give local residents a stronger say in what happens where they live

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Match funding

You donate £15, I donate £15

£30 or more

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A batch of 15 homemade chocolate brownies

Delicious homemade brownies made with dark chocolate and butter. Available for local home delivery only

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