Susan Pearson Common Councillor

On 15 September I will standing for election as your new Alderwoman, building on my work as one of your councillors, representing residents and local businesses in Cripplegate.
It is holiday season but I hope to meet as many voters in person before polling day.

Your voice in the City, your voice for the City.

My key goals include:

  • Protecting the Barbican and Golden Lane Estate from inappropriate developments 
  • Pushing for timely and quality, climate sensitive repairs and refurbishment
  • Enhancing our quality of life: better support for our elderly, young and vulnerable; tackling anti-social behaviour and air pollution
  • Radically improving how the City communicates and consults

You can read about some of the issues I’ve been involved in over the past five years in my News blog 

I currently serve on the following committees:

  • Barbican Residential Committee
  • Community and Children’s Services Committee
  • Planning and Transportation Committee
  • Streets and Walkways Sub Committee
  • Local Plan Sub Committee
  • Housing Sub Committee

The past five years have been a learning experience and I have fought hard to get the residents’ voices heard. These are the issues that I will continue to fight for:

  • Our homes must be made warm and sustainable as soon as possible, particularly in the light of rising energy costs and the climate crisis.
  • Major works and repairs must be carried out as part of a coherent, thought out strategy, properly and fairly consulted on with residents.
  • Residents must have more say in local developments like the Barbican Centre, 1 Golden Lane and London Wall Bastion House and the Museum  of London site.  These cannot be dictated by business interests alone.
  • The City needs a better strategy, with resident input, for dealing with anti-social behaviour.
  • A strong voice for residents without whom the City of London would not be a local authority. 
  • More consultation and more accountability.
  • Care, health and wellbeing.
  • Better air quality, more biodiversity and improved green space.

I will work for the next three years to make Cripplegate a better place to live and work. Find out more about my platform or about me