ELECTION SPECIAL: Here are the candidates for the Sutton division for Cambridgeshire County Council

PUBLISHED: 22:05 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 22:05 03 May 2017

Sutton: Michael Bradley (Conservative), Lorna Dupre (Lib Dem) and Christopher Horne (Labour).

Sutton: Michael Bradley (Conservative), Lorna Dupre (Lib Dem) and Christopher Horne (Labour).


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 Sutton division.

Michael Bradley – Conservative

Mike was born in Nottingham and has lived in Witcham since 1999.

A successful businessman and technologist having worked in the Cambridge area since 1995. A strategist working at the highest levels in the mobile phone and computer sector. For the last few years he has coached SMES’s and start-up companies.

Having retired early he wants to bring these skills to help enhance our local community.

He has been district councillor for Downham Villages Ward since 2015 where he has helped improve the drainage system.

He believes the transport network needs a complete review with safer roads and fully supports the A10 upgrade.

Lorna Dupre – Lib Dem

Lorna has lived in Sutton for nearly eight years and is the parent of two adult children.

She was previously a marketing manager in a further education college, and deputy chief executive of a special educational needs charity.

She was elected to East Cambridgeshire District Council in a by-election in 2014, and to the county council in another by-election last year.

Lorna has a reputation for hard work, holding surgeries, and communicating through newsletters and Facebook.

She campaigned for action on heavy lorries rat-running through villages, and to see that the current safety study of the A142 results in real improvements.

Christopher Horne – Labour

Chris, or Dr Chris, has lived in Witchford for many years, serving Sutton and the villages as a GP,

“I know this patch very well,” he says. “I am involved with Witchford Archers as well as the Open Spaces Group.”

He says he is standing for election because the area needs someone who will speak up for the basic services like health, social care, and schools.

“The NHS is in a critical condition In Cambridgeshire, with lengthening waiting times for GP appointments,” he says.

“With Ely’s Minor Injuries Unit and other facilities still under pressure, my medical background will enable me to make an impact on this issue”.

• For more Cambridgeshire County Council candidate profiles across all divisions in East Cambridgeshire, click here.

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