Borough Councillors

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 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 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

Councillor Paula Fox

Borough Councillor for Haverhill South and County Councillor for Haverhill Cangle
Paula Fox is a serving Borough and Town Councillor for Haverhill South ward, married to Quillon and has three children.

Councillor John Griffiths MBE

Borough Councillor for Ixworth
John was first elected to St Edmundsbury Borough Council in 1997. He has worked to make Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe better places to live, work and visit over the past 18 years.John is currently Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Councillor Ian Houlder

Borough Councillor for Barrow Ward
Ian is Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance. The ward councilor since 2003, has lived in Barrow for 32 years  with his wife Sue. All four of their now adult children enjoyed a good education in the local schools.

Councillor Margaret Marks

Borough Councillor for Haverhill West & Mayor of St Edmundsbury Borough Council
Moving to Haverhill 15 years ago, Margaret has always been a local campaigner and active community member. Margaret was a Town Councillor for 4 years and became a Borough Councillor in the 2015 election.

Councillor Jane Midwood

Borough Councillor for Withersfield
Jane has lived in Suffolk since 1972. She and her husband have three grown up children and five grandchildren. She enjoys looking after the grandchildren and walking the family’s two dogs, sometimes the cat (who thinks he’s a dog) comes too.

Councillor Clive Pollington

Borough Councillor for Wickhambrook
Clive will be working hard to address three important issues for the villages in his ward. First, speeding traffic and second, ensuring that current amenities in the villages are maintained and flourish.

Councillor Karen Richardson

Borough Councillor for Kedington
Karen is a working married mum with teenage daughters. She has lived in West Suffolk all her life. She has been able to contribute to the successful conclusion of many projects, including the Multi-Screen Cinema and Restaurant Complex and Sports Centre redevelopment in Haverhill.