Last night Helen Rujbally won a decisive victory in the Westway by-election for the Liberal Democrats, called following the resignation of popular Caterham councillor Caroline Warner.
Helen won both the District and Parish council seats that she contested, winning the District Council seat with over 50% of the vote, and beating local Conservative Councillor Eithne Webster to win the Parish Council seat.
Helen Rujbally says “I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported and voted for me. I am over the moon and ready for the next chapter for both myself and Caterham on the Hill.”
“The biggest issue I found on the doorstep was the issue we have with street lighting. People don’t understand why huge amounts of money can be given to an art gallery, but there is not enough money for streetlights, and to be honest, neither can I. People need to know that these are the choices that the Tories are making.”
George Dennis, Liberal Democrat Parish Councillor for Westway Ward says “it brilliant to have such a hard working addition to the team. I look forward to working with Helen on the many challenges we all face together here in Westway".”