Imogen Walker
Updated August 2019

imogenwalker.co.uk

RSPCA TRUSTEE ELECTION

About me

I’ve been an animal lover since my childhood in the Scottish countryside and have been lucky enough to share my life with many much-loved animals (including my beautiful 14-year-old staffie Otto). But I know that millions of animals are treated with no respect or care, and as they have no voice to defend themselves, I have done my best to speak up for them. From campaigning against foxhunting as a teenager to serving as a Vice-President of the RSPCA, I have been active in animal welfare for over 25 years. I have also spent years working with people in need of support, and I know that behaving with compassion is better for all of us. I live in London with my husband Morgan, my son Magnus and my dog Otto.

What I’ve done

I understand how large organisations work (I was Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council) and how important it is to maintain a clear vision of what we want to achieve. My experience as founder and co-chair of the London Animal Welfare Champions (a netwrok of politicians from across London to share information and support each other) has taught me about the value of co- operation and working with others. I’m proud of what we have achieved and I know there is more to learn and more we can do together. I was a Trustee of the Greek Animal Welfare Fund for 5 years, which gave me an understanding of some of the challenges in international animal welfare, as well as the opportunities to work with others. I bring with me a personal life-long commitment to animal welfare, experience of the issues facing animals and the people who care for them, and a background in strategic decision making that will help secure the outcomes that we all want to see: a world where animals are respected and treated with compassion.

What I will do

If I’m elected, I will: 1. Work more closely with local government: councils should play their full part in protecting and improving animal welfare. 2. Ensure that the technology is in place to facilitate the work that animals depend on. For example, inspectors must be assisted by the equipment and support that they need. 3. Continue to fight to ensure none of the UK's animal welfare standards are lowered but improve, considering the many national and international political changes taking place. This includes continuing to strongly oppose any move to repeal the Hunting Act, and protecting and improving the welfare of animals being transported. I will focus on a couple of immediate challenges: Funding: donations must go where they can do the most good for animals and I will make transparency and effective financial management a key focus of the board. Local campaigns: I will look for new ways for members to be supported in activities and campaigns that are relevant to the place they live.

What you can do

Vote for me! I’ll update this link with the information page when it goes live. Finally, we can’t do anything alone. I will be voting for Rene Olivieri, who shares my passion for animal welfare, and has a wealth of experience that will be a huge asset to the board. Please consider giving him your support too. If you are a fellow candidate and would like my support, please get in touch and let’s talk.

With the London Animal Welfare Champions

Imogen Walker
Updated August 2019
imogenwalker.co.uk

RSPCA TRUSTEE

ELECTION

About me

I’ve been an animal lover since my childhood in the Scottish countryside and have been lucky enough to share my life with many much-loved animals (including my beautiful 14-year-old staffie Otto). But I know that millions of animals are treated with no respect or care, and as they have no voice to defend themselves, I have done my best to speak up for them. From campaigning against foxhunting as a teenager to serving as a Vice-President of the RSPCA, I have been active in animal welfare for over 25 years. I have also spent years working with people in need of support, and I know that behaving with compassion is better for all of us. I live in London with my husband Morgan, my son Magnus and my dog Otto.

What I’ve done

I understand how large organisations work (I was Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council) and how important it is to maintain a clear vision of what we want to achieve. My experience as founder and co-chair of the London Animal Welfare Champions (a netwrok of politicians from across London to share information and support each other) has taught me about the value of co-operation and working with others. I’m proud of what we have achieved and I know there is more to learn and more we can do together. I was a Trustee of the Greek Animal Welfare Fund for 5 years, which gave me an understanding of some of the challenges in international animal welfare, as well as the opportunities to work with others. I bring with me a personal life-long commitment to animal welfare, experience of the issues facing animals and the people who care for them, and a background in strategic decision making that will help secure the outcomes that we all want to see: a world where animals are respected and treated with compassion.

What I will do

If I’m elected, I will: 1. Work more closely with local government: councils should play their full part in protecting and improving animal welfare. 2. Ensure that the technology is in place to facilitate the work that animals depend on. For example, inspectors must be assisted by the equipment and support that they need. 3. Continue to fight to ensure none of the UK's animal welfare standards are lowered but improve, considering the many national and international political changes taking place. This includes continuing to strongly oppose any move to repeal the Hunting Act, and protecting and improving the welfare of animals being transported. I will focus on a couple of immediate challenges: Funding: donations must go where they can do the most good for animals and I will make transparency and effective financial management a key focus of the board. Local campaigns: I will look for new ways for members to be supported in activities and campaigns that are relevant to the place they live.

What you can do

Vote for me! I’ll update this link with the information page when it goes live. Finally, we can’t do anything alone. I will be voting for Rene Olivieri, who shares my passion for animal welfare, and has a wealth of experience that will be a huge asset to the board. Please consider giving him your support too. If you are a fellow candidate and would like my support, please get in touch and let’s talk.

With the London Animal Welfare

Champions