County Councillor Mary Evans

District Councillor for Whepstead & Wickhambrook

Mary was elected on 2nd May 2019 to represent Whepstead and Wickhambrook

Association President

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. 

County Councilor for Clare & Deputy Leader of Suffolk County Council

Mary was re-elected to Suffolk County County Council to represent the Clare division in 2017. She served for two years as Assistant Cabinet Member of Highways, Transport,  Flooding and Planning, chairing a Committee that established the guidelines for 20 mph zones and for changing speed limits across the county. In 2015 she was appointed Chairman of the Council's Scrutiny Committee. In 2018 she was elected Deputy Leader of Suffolk County Council.

We asked Mary some personal questions and this is what she said,

  • If you could witness any event, what would it be? The first meeting of Theresa May and Angela Merkel with Donald Trump. I have high expectations that these two exceptional women will keep him firmly in his place and he won't even realise what's happening.
  • If you could have an experience of your choice, what would it be? Walking the Great Wall of China
  • Favourite fictional character? Dorrigo Evans, Australian surgeon and soldier from Richard Flanagan's haunting The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Not sure I'll ever summon up the courage to read this extraordinary book again but I will always remember its hero.
  • What is something you are really bad at? Whistling
  • If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? Healing
  • What is your favourite country? Britain
  • If you were a Star Wars character, which one would you be? Princess Leia, as long as I could get rid of the curled up plaits.
  • What do you want people to know about you? What you see is what you get: I am straightforward and uncomplicated
  • How would you like to be remembered? With a smile
  • What’s your favorite TV show? A tie between Great British Bake Off and Happy Valley.
  • Who would you choose to play you in a film of your life? Meryl Streep
  • What’s your favourite quote? "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." My Scots heritage and upbringing runs very deep so it is impossible to do this without a nod to Robert The Bruce, 1314, Bannockburn and all that.
  • Famous person living or dead you’d like to meet? Charles Dickens 
  • What is your favourite biscuit? Oatcakes
  • What is your favourite food? Breakfast. 
  • If you could hang one painting in your living room, what would it be? A Suffolk Child,  it's a very small water colour sketch by John Constable of a young girl. It's in the V&A and not always on display...I would love to repatriate it to Suffolk.
  • What song would be the soundtrack to your life? The Proclaimers 500 Miles

Mary joined the Executive of West Suffolk Conservative Association as a County Council representative in 2013 and was elected Chairman in 2014.



See Also

Councillor Andy Drummond

County Councillor for Newmarket and Redlodge
District Councillor for Newmarket West
Deputy Chairman - Political

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

Sara Beckett

Deputy Chairman - Membership

 Sara Beckett has been a member of the Conservative party for 10 years and is the secretary to the largest branch in West Suffolk. She is a Dental hygienist by profession working as a tutor and Manager of a dental practice in Suffolk for 12 years.

Councillor Robert Nobbs


Robert is councillor for the West Suffolk District seat of Newmarket East on West Suffolk District Council

Councillor Joe Mason

Joe is the Conservative Councillor for Haverhill North on West Suffolk District Council

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.

County Councillor Colin Noble

Colin is Conseravtive County Councillor on Suffolk County Councillor for Row Heath
Colin lives in Lakenheath with his partner Lisa and has been a Councillor since 2006, firstly on Suffolk County Council and since 2011 on Forest Heath District Council as well.

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.