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Dragon Interview: Sam Peters – Green Party Candidate in the Tillingbourne By-election

Published on: 6 Oct, 2022
Updated on: 8 Oct, 2022

Sam Peters

Sam Peters representing The Green Party in the Tillingbourne GBC by-election, to be held on October 20, is the second of the candidates to be interviewed by Martin Giles.

Sam, who came third behind the Conservatives and GGG in the county council election for the Shere division in May 2021 explains why he believes he could do a good job representing the ward alongside his Green party colleague Diana Jones who took her borough council seat from the Conservatives in May 2019.

He reports a generally positive response to his campaign on the doorstep and is hearing concerns about rising prices in this part of leafy Surrey despite it being an area most would regard as having an above-average level of affluence. It is the cost of living along with roads and traffic and housing development are the main three concerns of the residents he has spoken to.

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. The interview with the Labour Party’s John Marsh can be found here, Claire Price, of R4GV, is due to be interviewed today, to be published tomorrow, 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: Sam Peters – Green Party Candidate in the Tillingbourne By-election

  1. Linda Parker Reply

    October 8, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Sam is unlikely to be in power at the same time as Diane for very long if he does win this seat, since rumour has it that Diane will not be standing again in May 2023.

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