Uttlesford District council election candidate PROFILES

Vote for these candidates on May 2nd

Ashdon Ward

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Sara Booth

Dr Sara Booth is a retired physician, and her main interest is the social impacts of chronic disease, particularly for young people. She has lived in Uttlesford for many years and is a relative newcomer to politics, having been shocked and dismayed at how the two main parties have put party ahead of country in the Brexit debate.

Broad Oak and the Hallingburys Ward

Maryanne Fleming

Maryanne Fleming

Maryanne has lived in Little Canfield for 5 years and her son was at school in Saffron Walden. She has been a Chair of School Governors and is active in the Scout Association. She is committed to protecting our beautiful area for future generations to enjoy. Maryanne is an IT Programme Manager for a retailer in London's West End.

Clavering Ward

John Clift

John Clift

John Clift served 25 years as a Disney executive and is currently a consultant with an Anglo-Swedish firm. He has lived and worked abroad as well as in the UK. Originally from Manchester, he has been living in or associated with Uttlesford for the last 30 years.

Debden and Wimbish Ward

Alison Hare

Alison Hare

Alison has lived in Wimbish since 2008, and her husband's family have farmed in the area for many years. Her two little girls attend the village school, and she has sung with the church choirs in both Wimbish and Debden. She is a solicitor and works part-time in Bishop's Stortford.

Felsted and Stebbing Ward

Richard Silcock

Richard Silcock

For over 22 years Richard has lived in Felsted, where he owns and runs the village shop and Post Office. Before that he lived in Stebbing for 14 years. He is a Governor at Felsted Primary School, a founder member of the Village Events Committee, and a member of the Felsted Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Antoinette Wattebot

Antoinette Wattebot

Antoinette has lived in Uttlesford for 25 years. She taught science in Essex secondary schools and trained teachers and early years professionals at Anglia Ruskin University. She served as a Liberal Democrat on Uttlesford District Council for a number of years, and is currently a parish councillor in Thaxted.

Elsenham and Henham Ward

Fred Frindle

Malcolm (Fred) Frindle

Former police officer Fred is well known for his community activities - Speedwatch coordinator, football referee and sports coach at Henham Primary. He stands firm with local Liberal Democrats in opposition to the Fairfield development. He supports a Community Infrastructure Fund to finance sports projects like a new cricket pavilion in Elsenham..

David South

David South

David is a school governor and Beaver Scout leader. He has worked on Stansted Neighbourhood Plan and is against unplanned, speculative development which offers no new infrastructure nor Community amenities. He also opposed the expansion of Stansted Airport, which will add to traffic congestion and a deterioration in air quality

Flitch Green and Little Dunmow Ward

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Steve Raddon

Steve Raddon has lived in Uttlesford with his family since 1998. He works as a programme manager and is very active in the community promoting environmental initiatives.

Littlebury, Chesterfords and Wendens Loft Ward

Barbara Hughes

Barbara Hughes

Barbara has lived in Uttlesford all her life. After a career in the NHS she served for a number of years as a District Councillor and is currently a Trustee/Director of the award-winning Edward VI Almshouses in Saffron Walden.

Saffron Walden Audley Ward

Mike Hibbs

Mike Hibbs

Mike has lived in Saffron Walden for 57 years and his children attended local schools. As an architect he has a particular love of historic buildings. Mike has been a Town Councillor since 1987 and was twice Mayor of Saffron Walden. He is also a past Chairman of Uttlesford District Council and has a strong track record of working for everyone in Saffron Walden.

Simon Ede

Simon Ede

Simon is an international energy economist and has lived in Saffron Walden since 2008. He has two teenage children and is a very active member of the local running club. He is particularly interested in what the council can do to grow the number of well-paid jobs in the local economy.

Saffron Walden Castle Ward

Steffi Suhr

Steffi Suhr

Steffi has a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Southampton, and is a senior project manager for a scientific start-up in Babraham. She has lived in Saffron Walden with her family since 2012. She wants to make sure Saffron Walden stays a welcoming, inclusive and supportive town for everyone. She is particularly interested in reducing air pollution and mitigating the effects of climate change.

John Lefever

John Lefever

John has recently retired from a senior post with a local Housing Association, where he specialised in low-energy sustainable homes for local people. He is a former Mayor of Saffron Walden, District and County Councillor. He understands the planning process and the importance of infrastructure in the early stages of any housing development.

Saffron Walden Shire Ward

Sonia Sault

Sonia Sault

Sonia has lived in Shire Ward for 28 years and is currently Site Manager and Governor of the Katherine Semar Schools. Last time she was on the Town Council she worked to improve the community hall and play area at Golden Acre. Now she is fighting to get Zebra crossings put in for the safety of school children.

Adam Langworthy

Adam Langworthy

Adam attended Saffron Walden County High School and now studies computer science. He became involved in politics during the 2016 Referendum and believes that young people need the benefits of close ties with our European neighbours. He thinks local councils should promote renewable energy and low-carbon building, and ensure proper funding for libraries and youth services.

Sylvia Barrows

Sylvia Barrows

Sylvia and her husband have lived near Saffron Walden since 2001. She is a linguist. her daughter is a doctor in the NHS and her son is an engineer. She is particularly interested in the part local government can play in averting environmental and climate disaster.

STANSTED NORTH Ward

Alan Dean

Alan Dean

Alan has lived in Stansted with his family for over 40 years. He is leader of the Liberal Democrat group on UDC, and chairs the Scrutiny Committee. He campaigns to improve Stansted by targeting air pollution and traffic congestion, keeping the library and providing green space and new footpaths.

Geoffrey Sell

Geoffrey Sell

Having lived there most of his life, Geoffrey is keen to ensure Stansted remains a great place to live. He was proud to be chairman of UDC in 2017. He has campaigned to bring a PCSO back to Stansted, to keep the library, and ensured more money for Highways improvements

STANSTED South Ward

Melvin Caton

Melvin Caton

A long-standing resident of Stoney Common, now in Stansted, formerly in Birchanger, Melvin has served both as a County and District Councillor. He is keen to tackle air pollution and pedestrian safety, and supports vehicle activated speed reduction signs in Birchanger. He is strongly opposed to closing Stansted Library..

Ayub Khan

Ayub Khan

Keen to ensure social justice for the Community, Ayub is particularly passionate about the development of young people, serving on several Charities that promote their wellbeing. He is disappointed that a PCSO has still not been recruited for Stansted, and he supports the appointment of a Special Constable for Birchanger.

stort valleY Ward

Janice Loughlin

Janice Loughlin

Janice has a 19 year track-record of serving Berden, Farnham, Manuden and, for the past four years, Ugley. She is keen to preserve the unique character of the villages by resisting over-development. She opposed expansion of Stansted Airport on environmental grounds, particularly the increase in traffic on local roads.

Thaxted and the Eastons Ward

Martin Foley

Martin Foley

Martin has served as a District Councillor for Thaxted for 24 years and now also represents the Eastons. He lives in the Ward and his grandchildren attend local schools. He works closely with Parish Councils and Residents Groups and is a member of Stop Stansted Expansion and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Mike Taylor

Dr. Mike Tayler

Mike and his family have lived in Thaxted since 1986, and he worked as a GP in Thaxted Surgery until 2013. He has been involved in various community activities for many years, particularly musical ones. He knows the local area very well and is keen to serve on behalf of the whole community.

TAKELEY Ward

Ted Kimber

Ted Kimber

Ted grew up in area and has become increasingly concerned that people of his age and younger cannot afford to stay. He is campaigning for the infrastructure systems, transportation, schools, health services to support the new housing required. New housing must be developed in an economically and ecologically sustainable way. NIMBY politics is unsustainable.

The Sampfords Ward

Claire Vintiner

Claire Vintiner

Claire has been living in Uttlesford with her family for three years and is a geographer specializing in water and environmental management. She is interested in supporting young people and the vulnerable in our community.