Association Officers

Councillor Lance Stanbury

Association Chairman
Lance Stanbury was elected as Chairman of West Suffolk Conservative Association in early March 2017. He is also the Forest Heath District Councillor for Red Lodge and Cabinet Member for Planning & Growth.  

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. 

Councillor Mrs Ruth Bowman JP

Vice President
Ruth is pleased to be an Association Officer for a third year and Association Vice President. She has worked as an HR Professional for many years and has only recently embarked on a number of new avenues.

Councillor Susan Glossop

Deputy Chairman (Membership & Finance) and Borough Councillor for Risby
Susan has lived with her husband in Flempton for 45 years. She has always been involved with the community. She has served as the Parish Council Chairman. She gives a considerable amount of her time to the voluntary and charity sector and is a Trustee on several Boards.

Councillor Karen Soons

Karen is an Deputy Chairman (Political) on the West Suffolk Conservative Association and County Councillor for Thingoe South. She moved to rural Suffolk 25 years ago with husband Martin to raise their 4 teenage children. As a director and trustee of local companies and charities, Karen would like to give something back to her local community.

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.

Simon Le Grys

Association Officer & Branch Chairman

Simon was elected as an Association Officer of the West Suffolk Conservative Association at the AGM in March 2018. He is also Chairman of the Brandon and Lakenheath Conservative Branch

Councillor Carol Bull

Carol is 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.