Lance Stanbury lives in West Row and is a very experienced councillor having served on the former Forest Heath District Council from 2015-19 as Cabinet Member for Planning and Growth. During his term of office, he was responsible for bringing forward the Toggam Solar Farm, and the scheme to place solar panels on the roofs of businesses. Both these schemes make significant financial contributions to fund council services and have also helped make the council carbon neutral. He also championed improving healthier restaurant and takeaway food choices through the Eat Out, Eat Well awards.
Originally from Hertfordshire, Lance was leader of Welwyn Hatfield Council for two years and more recently was Chairman of West Suffolk Conservatives and general election agent to the Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP.
In May 2021, Lance was successfully elected to represent the people of Mildenhall, Freckenham, Worlington and Barton Mills at Suffolk County Council.
Lance said, “I am honoured to be selected as candidate for The Rows where I live. My aim, if elected, is to bring our villages together through an improved cycle and footpath network, to safeguard our local community shops and to tackle speeding on our rural roads in The Rows."