Chiswick Gunnersbury ward councillor chosen to represent south-west London
The Conservative Party has announced Chiswick councillor Ron Mushiso as its candidate for the upcoming London Assembly elections in the South West London constituency. The seat, which covers the boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, and Kingston, is currently held by Conservative politician Nick Rogers, who recently declared his intention to step down.
Councillor Ron Mushiso, who represents Chiswick Gunnersbury ward, grew up as a foster child in Chiswick, Ron has dedicated his political career to championing crucial issues such as social care and youth services. Alongside his role as a school PE teacher, the former professional rugby player actively organises litter picks in his ward and has voiced his opposition to Cycleway 9.
Despite his candidacy for the London Assembly elections, Ron has decided to retain his seat on Hounslow Council until the election takes place.
He faces a challenging campaign to retain the seat, as the election is scheduled for May 2, 2024, coinciding with the Mayoral election.
In the previous election in 2021, Nick Rogers managed to secure victory with less than one-third of the total votes in a three-way contest against the Liberal Democrats and Labour candidates. Before Rogers, the seat was held by Tony Arbour, a long-serving Conservative representative who fully supports Mr. Mushiso’s candidacy.