Kingston upon Thames Borough Council has 1,221 empty homes
In October 2017, there were 1,221 unfurnished and empty homes in Kingston upon Thames Borough Council, of which 131 had been empty for longer than 2 years.
What your candidates say about empty homes
You'll be voting on 3 May in Coombe Hill ward, where you have 11 candidates to choose from.
We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Kingston upon Thames Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.