The campaign for the County Council election on 04 May has started and the Conservatives are fielding a strong team of local candidates. Following a review by the Boundary Commission the six seats for our area have new boundaries so that each seat has a more equal share of electors. Our team is:
- Rory Love – Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East
- Susan Carey – Elham Valley
- Dick Pascoe – Folkestone East
- David Monk – Folkestone West
- David Owen – Hythe West
- Tony Hills – Romney Marsh
Standing down on 04 May is popular councillor Carole Waters who won election to County Council at two by-elections. Well known local shopkeeper, Tony Hills is standing in her place. Dick Pascoe who was a County Councillor for eight years stood down for family reasons in 2013 and is now looking to return. Susan Carey has represented Elham Valley for twelve years; Susan is a cabinet member at KCC with responsibility for KCC’s Commercial and Traded Services. David Monk is Leader of Shepway District Council representing a Folkestone ward and David Owen a Hythe resident and former town mayor of Hythe.
Pictured are five of the candidates with KCC Council Leader, Paul Carter, CBE.
L to R seated Rory Love, Paul Carter, Susan Carey
L to R standing Tony Hills, David Owen and David Monk