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Anthony Fairclough, Simon McGrath & John Tippett-Cooper: Working hard for Wimbledon, Raynes Park & Wimbledon Chase. Learn more

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A fresh start for Merton – Dundonald Lib Dem Focus Team

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 October, 2017

Simon, John and Anthony - working hard all year round.

Simon, John and Anthony – working hard all year round.

The Lib Dem Focus team working for a fresh start in Wimbledon, Wimbledon Chase and Raynes Park are:

Anthony Fairclough moved to Wimbledon in 2002, and now lives on Merton Hall Road. For the last 12 years, he’s worked as head of research and legal support at a leading barristers chambers. In his spare time, he’s been a law centre volunteer and a trade union rep advising on training and development, helping people to sort out various problems. In 2009, he founded the Wimbledon Station Book Swap (now in the waiting room on Platform 7/8) and organised the “community book fair” at the first ever Wimbledon BookFest in 2006.

Simon McGrath has lived in Wimbledon for the last 24 years. He move here when he married Sarah, a local GP, and together they brought up their son George in the area. Like many people in Wimbledon and Raynes Park, Simon worked in the City for much of his career, specialising in Human Resources. Until recently Simon worked for a French bank – giving him a good understanding of some of the problems that Brexit will bring to our economy. Simon is a board member of one of London’s leading charities dealing with homelessness, and has been a local school governor.

John Tippett-Cooper and his wife Amal, an NHS doctor, have lived in Wimbledon for 8 years and their son Rafi was born at St Helier Hospital last year. He is a lawyer and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at a large Wimbledon-based law firm. Prior to his legal career, John worked in social care, including with vulnerable homeless people – he is passionate about securing more affordable housing in Merton and tackling homelessness in the borough. John works closely with the Wimbledon Guild on a number of community projects, sits on the board of Love Wimbledon and is on the Council of Advisors for the African Prisons Project charity based in Mitcham.

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