Councillor Andy Drummond

Andy is the Distirct Councillor for Newmarket West ward and Cabinet Member for Planning on West Suffolk Council. He is chairman of Newmarket Conservatives, Deputy Chairman (Political) of West Suffolk Conservative Association and a Newmarket Town Councillor

Andy's Biography

I am a science graduate and managing director of Lettergold which is an engineering company employing twenty staff. We specialise in domestic water treatment products and solutions. The company is in Hammond Close so I am in town every day and have a good understanding of how the town functions.

I’m married to Belinda and we have two daughters who are in their twenties.

I’ve been a councillor since 2003 sitting on both the town and district council. I’m currently the portfolio holder for leisure and culture on the district and chairman of finance and policy on the town council.

On the town council, while mayor I completely restructured it to save £100,000 per annum in staff costs. This allowed the council to contract out some of the services it struggled with to FHDC such as the cemetery management and the horticultural contract. This has allowed us to make a significant investment into the Memorial Gardens to create a facility that every youngster in town is going to really enjoy.

My portfolio covers the leisure provision within the district and I also manage the contract with our preferred suppliers – Abbeycroft who run the leisure centres including Newmarket.

I was the driving force on the town council to bring the market back to the High Street – this is going very well despite some parking issues that risk its permanency.

I have also championed a PCSO – we should get the officer by April.

As portfolio holder I have chaired the Project Executive Board (PEB) that’s the committee that has delivered the asset that’s the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art (aka Palace House) which is a world class museum that puts Newmarket on the destination map to bring prosperity into the town.

In terms of interests, I enjoy eventing (as a spectator) and racing, especially Newmarket Nights at the July Racecourse. I’ve been running the Great Run Local on Sundays since it started in April 2018 and my PB is 23:20 assisted by my Doberman ‘Romy’ and I also go to Pilates class to keep active.

Getting to Know Andy

Aside from politics, we asked Andy to answer a few questions about himself, and these are his answers;

  1. If you could witness any event, what would it be? The dinosaurs. Although over 200 million years old they weren’t really discovered until the late 1700s and not categorized as such until 1842
  2. If you could have an experience of your choice, what would it be? To have flown on Concorde
  3. Favorite fictional character? James Bond
  4. What is something you are really bad at? Playing a musical instrument
  5. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? Mind bullets
  6. What is your favourite country? England
  7. If you were a Star Wars character, which one would you be? Hans Solo
  8. What do you want people to know about you? That I will help anybody – just ask!
  9. How would you like to be remembered? As a great dad
  10. What’s your favorite TV show? Breaking Bad
  11. Who would you choose to play you in a film of your life? Hugh Grant (distant relative on my dad’s side)
  12. What’s your favourite quote? It doesn’t pass the smell test.
  13. Famous person living or dead you’d like to meet Winston Churchill
  14. What is your favourite biscuit? Bahlsen Choco Leibniz (milk)
  15. What is your favourite food? Chinese
  16. If you could hang one painting in your living room, what would it be? Any David Hockney pool painting
  17. What song would be the soundtrack to your life? Get out of your lazy bed by Matt Bianco

See Also

Lance Stanbury

Lance is the Chairman of West Suffolk Conservatives. A lifelong Conservative he has been Leader of a local authority a parliamentary candidate, an election agent and district council cabinet member.
He is also election agent for the Association.

County Councillor Mary Evans

Association President and Deputy Leader of Suffolk County Council
Suffolk born and bred, Mary trained as a journalist on the East Anglian Daily Times before she became a political correspondent at Westminster. She returned home to Suffolk in 2004 and soon became involved in her local community leading the campaign to save and upgrade the village hall. 

Ruth Bowman JP

Ruth was elected as an Officer of the Association four years ago. Ruth brings invaluable insight into managing a voluntary political organisation. She has worked as an HR Professional for many years and has only recently embarked on a number of new avenues, including becoming a Justice of the Peace.

Susan Glossop

Susan is the Conservative Member for Risby Ward on West Suffolk Council and Deputy Chairman (Finance and Membership) for West Suffolk Conservative Association

Jane Busuttil

Honorary Treasurer, Parish Councillor and Branch Chairman

Jane was elected as Honorary Treasurer of the West Suffolk Conservative Association at the AGM in March 2018. Jane also services as a councillor on Mildenhall Parish Council and a Chairman of Mildenhall and District Branch.

Councillor Carol Bull

Carol is the Conservative District Councillor for Barningham Ward in the West Suffolk Council.
She is also an Officer of West Suffolk Conservative Association and sits on the Development Control and Performance and Audit Committees of St. Edmundsbury Borough Council. Married with two children, she was born in Cheshire, educated in Surrey and has lived in Suffolk villages for over 40 years, the last seven in Hopton

Dave Ray

Association Officer
Dave has lived in Bardwell since 2002 when he left the Royal Air Force. He has served as a Borough Councillor in St Edmundsbury, winning a national award for Financial Management. He served in the Council Cabinet from 2007 to 2015.

Terry Wood

Association Officer
Terry has been a lifelong supporter of the Conservative Party.  He is self employed as a compliance auditor, mainly in the construction industry and his work takes him all over the country.

Councillor Louis Busuttil

Louis Busuttil is a Suffolk County Councillor for Mildenhall Division. 

Louis lives and works in the heart of Mildenhall, having moved there almost five years ago to run his own consultancy practice with his wife Jane.