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 Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside 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.

Andrée Frieze, Green Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: Homelessness and high house prices have been raised as a worry by many residents. Leaving homes empty is just an insult.
Jean Loveland, Conservative and Unionist Party

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

Gareth Richards, Liberal Democrats

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

Penny Frost, Liberal Democrats

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

Sara Gezdari, Conservative and Unionist Party

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

Radomir Thomas Tylecote, Conservative and Unionist Party

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

Danny Moran, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

We don't have an email address for this candidate.
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Jed Baxter, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Sandra Gay Keen, Labour Party

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.