County Councillors

John Aldridge (Broomfield and Writtle)

Married to Christine with one son, John has lived in Writtle for over 40years. "I have been proud to serve as the County Member for the Broomfield & Writtle Division since 2005 to represent your interests, meeting with parish councils regularly to keep myself informed so that I can speak up for our communities on local issues. I have sought to ensure that the County Council has continued to deliver value for money, whilst maintaining the quality of all its essential services. And I have been privileged to see the delivery of these services throughout the County as the Council’s Chairman for the past year. It is crucial that Essex retains a strong Conservative Council to manage our finances prudently and to keep your Council Tax as low as possible.I should be very grateful for your continued support."

Susan Barker (Dunmow)

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 (Stansted)

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 (Thaxted)

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 (Saffron Walden)

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.