Councillor James Finch

County Councillor - Division: Stour Valley
Chairman of the Council

I am married to Jeannette with two grown up sons.  I am now retired having spent most of my working life in corporate life in the agricultural chemical and biological industries. I have lived and worked in Suffolk for over 37 years in two spells, and therefore am known to many of you with a reputation for "getting things done".  In my spare time I am a musician and church organist, and relax in a productive garden and allotment.  It's been a privilege to have been your County Councillor for nearly ten years here in the Stour Valley. 

I became a councillor to influence on how to protect our mediaeval villages in south Suffolk from the many increasing traffic issues. I have successfully led campaigns to improve road safety, to reduce speeding throughout the area, and protect our villages from the ever increasing number of very large HGV’s.  I have served on the County Council Cabinet and Scrutiny committees over the years and am now Vice Chairman of both the County Council and the Dedham Vale AONB.

As a lifelong Christian Conservative, I hold strong "social" conservative principals which primarily protect the vulnerable backed by firm policies for strong financial management.  I will continue to work for good educational standards, care of the elderly, local economic growth, better local Broadband for the outlying villages still not connected, undergrounding of National Grid power lines, (which has not gone away) and the protection of our 'AONB's' in Suffolk.


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District Councillor - Great Cornard Ward

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Councillor Mary Evans

County Councillor - Division: Clare
Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs

Suffolk born and bred, Mary was elected County Councillor for Clare in 2013 where she chairs the Scrutiny Committee. She trained as a journalist on the East Anglian Daily Times before becoming a political correspondent at Westminster.

Councillor Gordon Jones

Chairman of Nayland Branch
County Councillor - Division: Samford
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County Cllr. Colin Spence

County Councillor - Division: Sudbury East and Waldingfield
Suffolk Firefighters' Pension Board (Chairman)

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Councillor Michael Fraser

County Councillor - Division: Hadleigh
District Councillor - Hadleigh South Ward
Town Councillor - Hadleigh

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Councillor Christopher Hudson

County Councillor - Division: Belstead Brook

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