Richmond upon Thames Borough Council has 977 empty homes

In October 2017, there were 977 unfurnished and empty homes in Richmond upon Thames Borough Council, of which 117 had been empty for longer than 2 years.

What your candidates say about empty homes

You'll be voting on 3 May in Fulwell and Hampton Hill ward, where you have 9 candidates to choose from.

We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Richmond upon Thames Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.

Jonathan Cardy, Liberal Democrats

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: With housing so expensive and so much homelessness, the least we can do is tax the buy to leave speculators.
Monica Jayne Saunders, Green Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: We also need to consider powers for local authorities to take back empty homes for use, after a given time.
Mark Adrian Verelst Boyle, Conservative and Unionist Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Saba Shaukat, Conservative and Unionist Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Joe Broughton, Conservative and Unionist Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Adam Steuart Gladstone, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Catherine Jane Pickering, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Jane Butters, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Matthew Hull, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Candidate names and information from Democracy Club.

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Where and how to vote

You can vote between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018 at your local polling station. You don't need to take your polling card with you, or any ID. Find your polling station.