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Conservative Party candidate Henry Higgins on why he wants to be Ealing and Hillingdon London Assembly Member

London gets to vote for the Mayor and London Assembly Members on the Greater London Authority on 2 May 2024. EALING.NEWS has asked all London Assembly Member candidates for Ealing and Hillingdon 7 questions about who they are, what they hope to deliver and why they want residents in Ealing to vote for them.

Henry Higgins standing for The Conservative Party answers the 7 questions:

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to be the next London Assembly member for Ealing and Hillingdon?
I have been a councillor for over two decades in the London Borough of Hillingdon and have held various roles including Cabinet Member for Sports and Leisure. I was born and educated in London, worked in London, and have raised my family in London. I have seen a decline in the last 8 years that has affected my local residents, from bad policies like ULEZ to crime on the streets, and I want to make a difference.

2. What is your own personal connection to either Ealing or Hillingdon or both?
As mentioned before, I have lived in Hillingdon for over 35 years and have also worked in Ealing. A member of my family has had cause to be a patient at Ealing Hospital. I have many ties to friends across both boroughs.

3. What do you consider to be your three top political achievements and what impact have they had?
I secured funding of £4 million for the 50 metre Olympic-sized swimming pool which was used as a training camp in the 2012 Olympics.

I oversaw the new build of two leisure facilities in Hillingdon and was in charge of a £56 million budget. I delivered on time and on budget.

I utilized my business skills to refurbish and renovate library services, bringing in Starbucks and Apple computers.

4. What do you consider to be the top 5 challenges Ealing faces and how will you as the London Assembly member address them?
Crime, overdevelopment, tower blocks, helping small business, affordable housing for key workers.

5. What do you love about the borough of Ealing?
I love the tapestry of all the different cultures. The people are lovely and deserve better.

6. How accessible will you be to Ealing residents and how can they get in contact with you now and if elected how will you ensure you are accessible to them in the future?
At the moment I hold a surgery in Hillingdon once a month so residents can have easy access to me to voice their concerns. My intention is to do the same for the residents of Ealing

7. If elected, will this be your full time job or will you maintain any other paid for jobs or public offices?
This will be my full time job but I will still be a local councillor serving my residents in my home town of Hillingdon.

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