ELECTION SPECIAL: Here are the candidates for the Ely North division for Cambridgeshire County Council
PUBLISHED: 22:04 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 22:04 03 May 2017
The county is set to go to the polling stations on May 4 to decide who will take the all-important seats at Cambridgeshire County Council for the next four years. Here are the candidates for the Ely North division.
Lis Every – Conservative – Ely North
Lis Every is a service city and district councillor, is a former mayor and was chairman of Ely Council for two years 2014-16.
She and her husband have owned a local business for the last 40 years, but Lis was also deputy head in a comprehensive school. She is passionate about the Skills Agenda and is working to develop school/business links to prepare young people for education, training and work.
Lis is involved in numerous organisations including being a governor at two local schools.
She helped secure over 11,000 signatures to save the MIU at the Princess of Wales Hospital. She is involved in delivering an integrated transport scheme for the Ely area.
Mark Hucker – Labour – Ely North
Mark is retired having worked for many years in the public sector.
“I have lived in Ely with my family for 25 years, and both my children attended St John’s primary school and Ely Community College,” he says.
“I also spent a number of years coaching the junior teams at Ely rugby club. In my employment with the Audit Commission Inspection Service and the Local Government Association I have worked with many local councils across England and Wales on improvement projects, gaining a great deal of experience into what innovative local councils can achieve for their residents.
“I would look to bring this experience to initiate positive change.”
Alison Whelan – Lib Dem – Ely North
Alison moved to the division in 200.
She lives with her partner and has three children, one of school age
who goes to school locally.
Alison became a city councillor in 2014. She is interested in seeing the growth of Ely benefiting the whole of the city, particularly ensuring that the young people of Ely are adequately provided for.
Alison is a treasurer of the Youth Ely Hub, a charity set up to ensure the future of youth services in Ely and for Pride in Ely, an LGBT+ support charity. Alison is an accountant working in Cambridgeshire.
Her priorities are better public transport, affordable housing and improving road transport and safety.
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