Howard Ryles (Takeley)

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.

My career has been in the London insurance market and I am now running my own insurance consultancy business. In a different field I have experience of handling care for the elderly and adolescent mental health issues and the resulting challenges these create for families.

In representing Takeley I would draw upon my life and business experiences and use these to advance the best interests of our area. I would push for infrastructure expenditure when appropriate and aim to ensure overall planning decisions enhance our attractions and amenities. 



Conservatives - Supporting Local Business in Uttlesford & Chelmsford

Conservatives in Uttlesford District, and the City of Chelmsford are working hard to promote economic development. In Uttlesford Conservatives are supporting local business by encouraging residents to support backing Small Business Saturday UK on 5 December. The initiative promotes small businesses by encouraging people to shop local in the build-up to Christmas. In Chelmsford the City Council is supporting the new broadband initiative from the Conservative Government. The initiative, which has now allocated all of the £40m available funding since April 2015, gave businesses the chance to apply for grants of up to £3,000 each to cover the costs of installing faster and better broadband. Hugely successful, the scheme has helped a variety of businesses, including architects, estate agents, mechanics, events coordinators, cafes, graphic designers and caterers.