Grace Tapping, Candidate for Finchampstead South
Grace has lived in Wokingham her whole life- barring the three years spent in Warwickshire studying for her degree.
She has been active in campaigning to halt the impacts of climate change – an area where the Conservative council has repeatedly failed to hit the mark – a few more trees do not make for a safer or more sustainable future! She is committed to the formation of a Citizens Assembly on the Climate Emergency and believes the only way to make real positive change is through the involvement of the whole community.
Housing is another area of policy where the Conservatives have failed. There is a significant deficit in social housing and affordable homes for families across the Borough. While new developments continue to spring up no solution to these problems have been offered and many young people are finding themselves priced out of their home town. Further issues with the continued development of Wokingham arise in the lack of infrastructure currently in place, from roads to schools.
The Council needs a strong opposition. Labour councillors have made a difference across the borough, stopping unwanted development on the River Thames, and forcing a freeze in councillors pay during a time when many of our key workers are facing pay rises below the rate of inflation. The difference made by Labour councillors can be felt. Grace wants to join them to act in the interests of the residents of Finchampstead South.