Annamarie came to South London as a student and liked it so much that she stayed. She worked in IT for British Gas and for the NHS as a manager, then retired in 2011 and stood as a councillor in 2014. She has been proud to represent Tooting Ward – she has learned a lot about the residents & the area and hope to carry on for another four years. Outside of politics, Annamarie helps run an out-of-school group for children, volunteers at the Oxfam bookshop and plays Bridge. She cycles around the area on her blue racing bike, wearing a bright pink jacket, and is happy to stop to chat if it’s safe. Her desert island books would be Bleak House and any cookery book by Nigel Slater.
James has been a councillor for Tooting ward since 2010, and Chief Whip of the Wandsworth Labour Group since 2011. His proudest moment as a councillor is getting public access to Fishponds Playing Fields and funding for a new playground on the site. When he's not being a councillor, James runs his own business, Fairer Finance, campaigning for a fairer deal for customers of bank and insurers. He lives on Cowick Road with his wife and two children.
Paul has lived in Tooting for twenty-eight years. Born to Irish immigrant parents, brought up on a council estate in Brixton, he has lived on council estates ever since. He was an IT professional and his two sons were born in St Georges Hospital. Paul is Wandsworth Labour Party Spokesperson on Housing and Business, Deputy Whip and Treasurer, a founding member of Community Renewable Energy Wandsworth, inspired by Brixton Energy/Transition Town. He is currently involved in a “greening” project on a Tooting council estate. Paul ran a successful junior football club (Tooting and Mitcham, then Hampton and Richmond) for fifteen years.