Colin was born, raised and lives in Lakenheath. Colin sat on the former Forest Heath District Council and now West Suffolk Council from 2011 until May 2023, and represented Lakenheath. He has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Performance and Audit Committee. At Suffolk County Council Colin has held senior roles as cabinet member for Adults and Finance and later as Leader of the Council.
Colin is elected to the Conservative Board of the Local Government Association and has served two terms on the LGA Community Well-being Board and has been the national spokesperson for Health and Social Care for the County Council Network. He is also a LGA National Peer and regularly undertakes work to review the performance of other councils across the country, mentor Leaders and Councillors in senior roles and deliver Councillor training course. Colin was Chairman of the West Suffolk Association and Norwich Conservatives. He is now the Regional Chairman for the Conservative Party.
Away from politics, Colin is a third-generation builder and uses his 38-year experience working in business as a consultant to several businesses. He lives in Lakenheath with his partner of 26 years, Lisa. He enjoys playing golf, watching football, cycling, and swimming, reading history and going to the theatre and concerts.
Colin says: “Representing the area I grew up in is a great honour. I work hard to solve residents’ problems, using my experience and skills to help the council be more efficient, and keeping Council Tax as low as possible is why I got involved in the first place.
I have a passion for seeing Lakenheath, Sedge Fen, Undley, Eriswell and Elveden be vibrant communities for all young families and older residents alike. As our communities grow, local jobs, social housing, infrastructure, and facilities such as GPS capacity need to keep pace”.
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