People

John Aldridge

Background

Cllr John Aldridge was born on 15 January 1945 and educated at Wimbledon College 1956/59 and King Edward VIth Grammar School Chelmsford 1959/64. He has lived in Essex since 1959 and has had a home in Writtle (Essex) since 1971. He is married to Christine and has one son.

Keith Eden

Keith serves as the de facto leader of the Saffron Walden Town Conservative Group. He is a member for Shire Ward and has formidable vocational and political experience, having previously served as a District Councillor and a Mayor of the Town.

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.

Ray Gooding

Ray Gooding has lived in Birchanger for eighteen years and in this area for more than forty. Ray, who is by profession a Mechanical Engineer and was, for almost thirty years the senior partner of a firm of Consulting Engineers working on the design and project management of a wide range of construction projects.

Simon Walsh

I have lived in a North East Essex village for nearly 25 years with my wife Patricia and our four daughters. We can trace our Essex roots back to the 1700s, Patricia to a family of Church Rectors from Radwinter and mine to farm labourers based near Witham. Clearly my interest in the Countryside must be genetic! After studying marine biology, I started work managing a large Nature
Reserve in Devon, later moving to Hertfordshire to join the County Council there as a Countryside Manager.

John Moran

John retired to Uttlesford four years ago after 30 years with the Metropolitan Police. He ended his career as a police inspector, teaching leadership at Hendon College. Before that he was in the army. He now works part-time for Peasgood & Skeates in Saffron Walden.

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. 

Doug Perry

Doug was a serving Essex Police Officer for many years and has lived with his family in Saffron Walden for over 30 years. On retirement from the Police Force, Doug was elected to Town and District Councils, becoming Town Mayor from 2009-2010, an honour he says he will never forget.