Susan Barker

As the Deputy leader at Uttlesford Susan has a portfolio that covers The Local Plan, Parking, Recycling and Waste, Conservation areas, Neighbourhood Plans, Flooding, Travellers, Aviation, roads and Air Quality among other things. 

Susan is also an Essex Councillor and has represented the Dunmow Division since 2001. The Division covers Barnston and Great Dunmow, High Easter, Aythorpe, High, Leaden , Margaret and White Roding, Great and Little Hallingbury, Great and Little Canfield, Hatfield Heath and Broad Oak as well as Takeley. She currently is vice Chairman of the Essex Pension Board and a deputy Cabinet member.  Susan sits on the Local Highways panel, the Education panel and the Youth Strategy panel. 

Susan says " Essex County Council has changed dramatically in my time as a Councillor. Increasing demands on its resources and reductions in Central Government funding has meant that every service has to be examined to see whether there is a more efficient way of running it and whether we can use the thousands of volunteers across the County to help. We have an ageing population as well as pressure from a growing number of working age adults with disabilities.  As a Conservative administration we will continue to seek to keep Council Tax as low as possible while continuing a dialogue with Central Government over the pressures that we are facing.


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Susan Barker

Susan is an experienced County Councillor, representing the Dunmow area for many years and has also served locally as a District Councillor in High Easter and The Rodings . She has lived in Essex all her life, moving to High Easter in 1989.

Howard Rolfe

I am delighted to have the opportunity of representing Ashdon, Sewards End, Hadstock and Little Walden if re-elected to Uttlesford District Council (UDC) on 7 May. They are four beautiful villages and like many in our District are quite rightly concerned to retain their rural charm and elegance. By way of background I have lived in this area most of my life and am married with three grown up children. Professionally I was with Marks & Spencer and from them was seconded to the Cabinet Office in Whitehall for two years.

Mark Lemon

Cllr Mark Lemon joined the Conservatives from the Independent group. Cllr Lemon has been the Councillor for Hatfield Heath since 2003. 

Edward Oliver

Edward was instrumental in setting up " Hands off Clavering" which successfully opposed a major development in Clavering and has vigorously  supported the opposition to a potential traveller site between Arkesden and Wicken Bonhunt .He rarely misses parish council meetings in any of the villages in the Clavering Ward and aims to attend events in the Ward at least once a week and regularly keeps in touch via a newsletter.

Tina Knight

Tina has lived locally for 43 years.  With a successful business career she is actively involved with many Boards and Committees and works in a wide range of charitable activities.  Winning a number of distinguished awards, including Top Female Entrepreneur of the World, she appears regularly on BBC Radio, TV and national newspapers. She became involved in Local Politics in 2005 because she felt she should ‘start giving back’ being a ‘Capitalist with a Socialist Conscience’.

Marie Felton

It has been a privilege to run as District Councillor for Felsted over the last two years and I hope with the next election in 2015 that I may continue in my role to serve the community again with your support.I am an active member of the councils Performance and Audit committee and have also been elected onto the Housing Board.

Keith Artus

Keith has represented the communities of Broad Oak and the Hallingburys at Uttlesford District Council for twelve years and is currently Chairman of 

Alan Mills

Alan lives in Felsted and has done so for the past 2 years.  He brings a wealth of experience as he was previously a Parish Councillor and Chairman for High Easter. Alan is a quantity surveyor and has an excellent knowledge of construction and finance.   His skills set  will be an asset to Uttlesford District Council and the community.

Lesley Wells

Lesley has represented Broad Oak and the Hallingburys at Uttlesford District Council for 8 years and would welcome the chance to continue representing the ward that now includes Great Canfield.

Paul Davies

I consider it a privilege to serve the residents of Great Dunmow North.I’ve been your District Councillor for the past four years and during that time I’m proud to have helped uphold Uttlesford District Council’s proud economic reputation. We have a proven track record for delivering value for money for residents and improving the key services that we all rely on.As lead member for sport I’m committed to help increase participation in sport and physical activity across Uttlesford as well as supporting local clubs and groups in Dunmow to help them develop and grow.

John Davey

My priorities for the residents of Great Dunmow North in the forthcoming District Council Election on the 7th May 2015 include:

Stephanie Harris

It has been an honour to have been able to serve the community as your District Councillor over the past 4 years.  I am the Chair of Flitch Green Parish Council and an active member of the Scrutiny Committee at Uttlesford District Council.  I have continually fought for residents on Flitch Green opposing planning applications and fighting for the outdoor spaces and equipment we so greatly need and were promised.  There will be a new outdoor gym for all to enjoy in 2015!

Graham Barker

Graham settled in Essex after leaving the Army and has lived in Great Dunmow for eight years. He is married to Sue, and they have six sons 

Eric Hicks

I am now delighted to say to my supporters in Barnston that the Conservative Association ha

Vic Ranger

Throughout my first term as a District Councillor I served on the Planning and Licensing Committees and on the Local Plan Working group. I had the privilege to serve for 3 years as Deputy to Cabinet Housing portfolio holder Cllr Redfern.

Robert Chambers

I have represented Wenden Lofts ward for many years and I am delighted to 

Julie Redfern

I have been proud to represent residents of The Chesterfords since 2007 and look forward to meeting the residents of the newly formed ward following theboundary changes.

Terry Farthing

To give you a bit of information about myself, I have lived in the area for over twenty years together with my wife, Elaine and our sons who go to local schools. Prior to starting my own business I served as a Royal Marine and then spent over a decade in the offshore oil industry. This combined experience gave me a strong sense of duty coupled with common sense when resolving various issues. Over 16 years ago I started a residential lettings agency serving Bishops Stortford, Stansted and our surrounding area.

Thom Goddard

I want to represent the people of Stansted South and Birchanger to Uttlesford Council and NOT the Council to the people.

Jim Gordon

To introduce myself I live in Priors Green and am a family man with an eleven year old son. By way of career, prior to retirement I served in the Metropolitan Police where my final position was supervising a team investigating fatal collisions. Traffic management was another area of expertise which involved advising local Councils. Now I am employed by an immediately neighbouring Council as a Planning Enforcement Officer. 

Derek Jones

Derek is married and has 3 children and 6 grand-children and has lived in Takeley since 1978.  He is a qualified engineer with over 41 years service in NHS and University estate maintenance including over 10 years at local hospitals in Epping and Harlow.

Howard Ryles

I am honoured to have been selected as one of your three Conservative candidates in the Uttlesford elections.By way of background I have spent most of my life in Essex and am married with two teenage children, living in Uttlesford for over 10 years. I have previous local Government experience serving as a Parish Councillor for several years in nearby Great Waltham.

John Freeman

I have ben proud to be the Thaxted and Little Bardfield Uttlesford Councillor over the past four years. Since the last election there have been changes to the ward boundaries as a result of the decision to reduce the total number of Councillors from 44 to 39. The Boundaries Commssion who have been involved with this have now determined that our ward should be enlarged to include Great and Little Easton, Duton Hill, Lindsell and Tilty.

Simon Howell

I live at Monks Corner in Great Sampford. It has been a great privilege to represent Radwinter, Hempstead and Great and Little Sampford on Uttlesford District Council for the last three and a half years.