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Dragon Interview: John Marsh Labour Candidate in the Tillingbourne By-election

Published on: 4 Oct, 2022
Updated on: 6 Oct, 2022

John Marsh the Labour candidate in the Tillingbourne by-election, to be held on October 20, goes on record to say why he feels he would make a good borough councillor representing the ward in which he lives.

In an interview with Dragon editor Martin Giles he explains why he joined the Labour Party, why he feels it is important to have political party affiliations in local politics and what the main issues are in Tillingbourne ward with which, if elected, he could help.

He also gives a view on Guildford’s Local Plan and on whether or not he agrees with tactical voting.

Please listen…

See Other Tillingbourne candidate interviews here.

A map showing the GBC wards, with Tillingbourne a large but less densely populated ward in the south-east of the borough. The ward includes the villages of Albury, Gomshall, Peaslake and Shere, where the count will be held. Some new ward boundaries will be in place next May when the next borough council election is held.

The by-election was called following the death in May of Conservative Borough Councillor Richard Billington also a former Mayor of Guildford during the pandemic.

See: Town Pays Tribute to Former Mayor Richard Billington

We hoped to interview all the candidates in the by-election. Claire Price R4GV is due to be interviewed on Thursday, The Green Party has agreed to an interview with their candidate Sam Peters probably to be published Thursday, but precise timing to be confirmed, we await a response from the Conservative candidate, Justin Offord and the Lib Dems would not agree to a video interview.

See also: Will a Tillingbourne By-election Tell Us How the Political Land Lies?


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Responses to Dragon Interview: John Marsh Labour Candidate in the Tillingbourne By-election

  1. Jacob Allen Reply

    October 4, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Why are the Lib Dems avoiding scrutiny I wonder? Not a sign of confidence from our newly restored GBC leadership party.

    Jacob Allen is a member of Guildford Labour.

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