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Welcome to my by-election website!

On 9 October 2018, you the electors have the opportunity in the by-election in Castle Baynard ward to elect a new Common Councilman to represent you in the City of London Corporation.

As a former City solicitor who started my career 30 years ago in Moorgate, a CEDR accredited commercial mediator and Chair of a housing association, I have the experience and skills to speak up and get things done for you.

As your independent representative, you can have a real voice on the Common Council and in Guildhall.

Reasons to vote for Merlene

  • In the last 12 years, after leaving full time legal practice, I have been involved in politics and philanthropy, committing my life to public service.
  • We are now in a period of uncertainty as the country is on the verge of leaving the European Union after 45 years. There are many British as well as EU nationals whose jobs and future may be under threat. I have campaigned to Remain in the EU and for a People's Referendum on the final outcome of current negotiations. There is much at stake and the battle is not over yet.
  • Some say governance of the City is not sufficiently transparent, that it is a closed shop and not accessible to most people. I would like to demystify the process for you and if elected will be able to bring greater equality and diversity to the Council. It is not my interest to make history, but to make a difference, which I will as the first British Chinese Common Councilman.

Your vote is important to me. Please give me your support and let us work together to make Castle Baynard and the City of London Corporation truly representative, working for all its residents, businesses and employees!

Contact Merlene:

email: campaign@merlene.org.uk
Twitter: @merleneemerson
Facebook: Merlene Toh Emerson

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