George Dokimakis – Guildford West
My name is George Dokimakis and I am the Labour and Co-operative candidate for Guildford West. I am a local resident living on Northway. I am married to a Surrey girl and I am a new dad as of January this year. I am the proud owner of a white Staffie called Bella and you may have seen me walking her in Stoughton Park, the Mound, Rydes Hill Common or down Southway.
I started my professional career picking up glasses in a nightclub in Reading and after 17 years, two University degrees and one Masters degree I am proud to have my own consultancy company based in Guildford. I have worked in major industries, in oil and gas, banking and retail. I have managed million pound projects, led teams and I have overseen multi-million pound outsourcing providers, ensuring they deliver proper services.
I have been politically active locally since 2015, when I started speaking with residents in our ward hearing about their issues and liaising with our councillors to address them. I am campaigning and running the petition against switching off our street lights during the evening. I am involved in local groups, I have appeared on the local radio to discuss our issues and I have frequently written in both Surrey Advertiser and Guildford Dragon, raising awareness of a number of local issues.
My professional experience makes me uniquely qualified to represent you and ensure that you get decent services and value for money for the council tax you pay. We have one of the highest council taxes in the UK, yet we get poor value for money. I want to change this. I want our area to be high on the council’s priorities, safeguard our local area and services, improve our roads, buses, social care and education and this is why I am standing to be your councillor.
My personal drive and desire to have proper representation in Westborough will ensure that I’ll be holding the Tory council to account, I’ll be your strong voice to the council, ensuring not only that your voice is heard but your concerns are addressed as well.
I am asking for your support and your vote. As a local resident living in our ward, and the only candidate living in Park Barn, I am asking you to support a local person.