Elections for the Post of Both Town Councillor and District Councillor are to be carried out on the 17th January 2013 and Conservative candidates will be standing for both Positions. The Candidates are:
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Candidates were out today (29th December 2012), trudging the beat in your ward with both Samantha Hoy and Michelle Tanfield knocking on Doors and asking residents for their support. Existing Councillors and Members of the Wisbech Conservative Party joined in to lend a helping hand.
If you missed an opportunity to meet with and speak to either of the candidates, chances are you were left a “While you were out card”, offering you the opportunity to contact them, should you have any queries.
If you do have any questions, please feel free to post them in the comments section below.
Samantha has lived in Wisbech for the last 15 years. She is currently a Town Councillor and has significant experience, gleaned through active participation in local “Grass Roots” initiatives including:
- A review of Domestic Violence.
- Current Town Councillor (Hill Ward).
- Deputy Mayor (Wisbech).
- The Purchasing of Existing Ameneties by the Council for further use by residents.
Her involvement both inside and outside of the Fenland has offered her a significant insight into Local Politics-
More Details available here.
Michelle Tanfield is married with one Son. She is a local resident to Wisbech and is also a successful Businesswoman, having run her own Computer Recycling Company, based in the Fens for 8 Years. Prior to founding her own business, Michelle worked for Essex County Council and the LPFA in London. As a consequence, she has gleaned significant insight into how Councils operate.
Through first hand experience, Michelle is acutely aware of the struggles businesses are facing and wants to encourage more Businesses into Wisbech, where they can create a base for future and further Growth.
Her backgound includes having worked as a professional musician and Michelle holds a BA Honours Degree in Media and Performance from the University of Salford. Michelle has also worked as a Music Promoter and Singing teacher. This has given her the opportunity to Work as a Youth Club Volunteer and teach in Theatres, engaging with Childern and Teenagers. Her skills with younger people will be an asset in communicating with the Younger Generation.
Her experience has further honed her skills as a team player and Michelle enjoys working within a successful team. If elected, she promises to work hard on behalf of the people of Wisbech.
Samantha is currently a Town Councillor for the Hill Ward and currently occupies the Seat of Deputy Mayor. Previous endeavors have resulted in purchasing of Public toilets by the Town Council so that they can remain open and organising of the Jubilee Celebrations.
Her work also includes chairing a review of Dometsic Violence, the presentation of which achieved national recognition when she presented the final report to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, in November 2012.
Her extensive work extends to membership of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority and Samantha resides on the Scrutiny Committee as Chair, a role that allows her to influence financial decisions with regard to delivery of this vital Frontline Services. Her dedication has ensured minimal economic impact upon this highly respected service, ensuring that the Fenland electorate continues to benefit from it.
Samantha is involved in voluntary work in the Community. She has instigated a fundraising group, set up with a view to both sending children on trips and of purchasing play equipment. Upon completion of her Degree in April, Samantha would like to volunteer as a youth worker.
Simon graduated from Oxford and is married to Jeanne who worked for NCH, the children’s charity. Simon has worked in both the private and public sectors and is a regular churchgoer.
“For the last four years I have worked hard to improve those things you told me were important: the 0% Council Tax increase, saving the Isle College and improving the Thomas Clarkson Community College.
I live in Wisbech so I care about it and as the recently elected Chairman of the Bramley Line, I will be working hard with others regardless of political party. We must secure the future of our railway!”
You can’t trust Labour with the economy.