We introduce UK Cypriot Tony Vourou who is to stand for Labour Councillor in Brunswick Park, Barnet, he is London born and his parents were from Rizokarpasso and Komi Kebir and he tells us all about himself and his passion for Barnet.
I have lived in the borough of Barnet since 1973, in which time I have raised two children and set up a small local business that has allowed me to work with a wide cross-section of our community and develop an understanding of the challenges we face. As one who has benefited from being part of a supportive community, I am in favour of developing a community centre in Brunswick Park which can be used by all residents to improve community cohesion. Education is a passion of mine. I have been a Barnet school governor for the past 25 years and currently hold the post of Chair of Governors at one school. I have seen first-hand the importance of adequate and appropriate school funding so would actively oppose any cuts to this. I would campaign for better street lighting and CCTV to improve security in our borough and support policies which move us towards a greener way of living.