Candidates gear up for Potters Bar by-election
THE two candidates in the Potters Bar by-election have spoken to the Potters Bar Edition ahead of tomorrow s (Thursday s) vote. Both Conservative candidate Tugay Sevincli and Labour nomination Pierre Paul Tengwo are hoping to replace the late Martin Heywo
THE two candidates in the Potters Bar by-election have spoken to the Potters Bar Edition ahead of tomorrow's (Thursday's) vote.
Both Conservative candidate Tugay Sevincli and Labour nomination Pierre Paul Tengwo are hoping to replace the late Martin Heywood, who died in September, as councillor for the Oakmere ward.
"Since I have been in Potters Bar, I have become a part of the community," said 47-year-old Mr Tengwo, a father of two from The Shrublands.
"I have spoken to a lot of people in Potters Bar, and I understand how this community works.
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"One of the main issues people are talking about is parking in Potters Bar. A lot of people are parking cars on pavements and this gives people with disabilities problems when passing them. I think this type of thing needs to be addressed.
"I have also heard from youngsters, who complain that don't have a lot of things to do in this area. They have to go out of town, and sometimes it's difficult for them to get back at night. There's not a lot of buses at night, and that's something I would look into."
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Mr Sevincli, 30, is already a relatively well known figure in the town, as owner of Jet Dry Cleaning in Darkes Lane.
He said: "Potters Bar means a lot to me, as it should to all locals, and I shall do my best to maintain the area as councillor for Oakmere.
"I know the area very, very well. At work, I listen to people all the time and I know about their problems with the area.
"There are some controversial issues at the moment, but I don't want to touch upon them at the moment. Let's wait until the by-election is over!