Simone has said she is standing to be the voice of families taken for granted in the area, campaigning for catch-up vouchers and investment for local children, and opposing the Government's unfair manifesto breaking promises on state pensions and tax rises. Simone is also passionate about making sure women and girls across the area feel safer.
Simone Reynolds lives locally with her family in Sidcup and both of her children have attended local schools in Bexley.
She has worked in the mental health and social care field for over 20 years, including working for the NHS, Social Services and mental health charities. Working in this field has given her the experience of working with some of the most vulnerable in society and the passion to work for a fairer deal for social care from the Conservative government.
Simone is passionate about her local area and has stood to be a Ward Councillor in the area she lives in, Sidcup, and stood as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate here for the 2019 General Election.
She is also demanding better local services from the Conservative run Council. She has said people deserve a council that can get the basics right, in light of a summer of bin strikes that led to residents being unable to dispose of their rubbish and Bexley Council having to go to the Government for a multi-million pound bailout last February.
Ahead of the by-election, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Simone Reynolds said:
“People in Bexley and Sidcup are being desperately let down by both this Conservative government and local Conservative Council, they deserve a fair deal.
“In this election I hope to be the voice of local families. I'll be campaigning for better local services from the council and for the Government to invest in our children's futures with catch-up support for lost learning.
“It’s time for the Conservatives to stop taking this area for granted and the Liberal Democrats will be a strong local voice standing up for good services locally and more support nationally.”