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 South Twickenham 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.

Richard John Bennett, Green Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: I believe that after two years Council Tax should double again for each subsequent year the property remains empty.
Katie Mansfield, Liberal Democrats

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

David Richard Porter, Conservative and Unionist Party

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

David John Marlow, Conservative and Unionist Party

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

Clare Orel Head, Conservative and Unionist Party

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

Beatriz McGawn Lees, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Manju Walia, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Michael Butlin, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Sampson Edward Dalston Low, 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.