Sarah Olney was elected Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston in December 2016, overturning a 23,000 Conservative majority.
She lives in the constituency, in North Kingston, with her husband and children. Sarah is a qualified accountant and before being elected as an MP she worked at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington.
Following her election Sarah Olney got straight to work fighting against Conservative plans to expand Heathrow airport, calling a special debate in Parliament on the subject . She has been working with cross-party and community groups to campaign against a third runway at Heathrow which would be an environmental disaster, won’t deliver the economic benefits that the government claims, and will be a blight on the lives of residents across south west London.
Sarah has also been leading the charge against Conservative cuts to school funding across Richmond and Kingston, taking the fight straight to Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Question Time and working with parents to put pressure on the Government to think again.
She campaigned hard for a Remain vote in last year’s EU Referendum, and is determined to stop the Government from imposing a disastrous “hard Brexit”. Sarah kept the promise she made to residents during the by-election in December 2016 and voted against triggering Article 50.
She has helped hundreds of residents and responded to thousands of e-mails and letters on a range of local, national and international issues. In Parliament, in just a few months Sarah has contributed to a wide range of debates, and has been tackling the Government on cleaning up our dirty air; on improving transport across Richmond and Kingston; and safeguarding NHS services in London.
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