Ben Aitken - Ansdell Ward

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Chris Dixon - Ansdell Ward

I’m extremely grateful to have been selected to stand in Ansdell ward again, after winning the by-election following the sad death of David Eaves last year. Since the election I’ve been working with my fellow ward councillors and county councillor and have held surgeries at our wonderful library. We’ve also spent time on a survey of the streets of Ansdell and have reported several issues with kerbs, paving, parking, speeding and potholes. I want to continue that work, and to work with all of the volunteer groups which make Ansdell such a fantastic place to live.

Richard Redcliffe - Ansdell Ward

I was elected as a Fylde councillor for Ansdell in 2011 after 22 years as Headteacher of Ansdell Primary School. I have worked tirelessly to improve the facilities and infrastructure of the village, including the delivery of over £500,000 of improvements to Woodlands Road and funding for sea defence improvements in Granny’s Bay. I am Honorary Chairman of Friends of Ansdell Library, campaigning successfully to keep Ansdell Library open, and have helped to organise Ansdell Lights, worked with Friends of Lansdowne Road Park and am a member of the Ansdell Heritage Trail Group. I am Vice Chair of Fylde Council Planning Committee and sit on the Finance and Democracy Committee. I am a member of St Paul’s Church, the National Trust, a supporter of Blackpool FC and enjoy singing, swimming and cycling. I am married to Sheila and my two daughters attended Ansdell Primary and Lytham St Anne’s High School.

Will Harris - Ashton Ward

I moved to the Fylde at an early age and went to Heyhouses Primary School and then LSA Technology and Performing Arts College, where my love for music and local history began. After being nominated as a prefect at school, I was asked to join St Annes Town Youth Council and represented the town in multiple events including a trip to the Houses of Parliament. The dedication and work with the Youth Council led me to be elected as Chairman where I remained for two years. I enjoy working in the community and am a member of the St Annes Carnival Committee where I have held different roles including Assistant Parade Marshall and more recently Health and Safety Coordinator. I have represented the Fylde District Scouts as Events Manager and I currently work in the Financial Services Sector as a Quality Assurance Officer. I would be honoured to represent Ashton Ward as a Fylde Borough Councillor.

Gavin Harrison - Ashton Ward

I have lived in Ashton Ward for 22 years and take a keen and active interest in issues affecting the ward. I worked for the Department of the Environment and the Treasury before moving to the Fylde Coast in 1990 to join DWP; I took early retirement in 2014. I have a keen interest in local history and passionately support initiatives to make our great town even better. I follow Fylde Rugby Club and am a former President of Lytham St Annes Philatelic Society. I am a member of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I also support and help my wife Karen in her role as a Macmillan Cancer Support volunteer. We live in a wonderful area and I would relish the opportunity to contribute to the future prosperity of our beautiful town. I would keenly embrace the opportunity to represent Ashton Ward and promise to always work in the interests of all residents.

Susan Fazackerley - Central Ward

Leader of Fylde Council since 2014, Susan has represented Central Ward since 1987. She is a graduate of Manchester University and has lived and worked in St Annes all her life. A former teacher and civil servant, Susan has been actively involved in community service since schooldays and was awarded the MBE in 2018 ‘for services to the community of Lytham St Annes’. She is a lifelong member of St Thomas’ church. The wellbeing of the residents of Central Ward is the reason she first stood for Council and it still is and, with your support, she will continue to represent and promote their interests.

Edward Nash - Central Ward

Born in St Anne’s, Edward has lived in Orchard Road since 2006. Elected to Central Ward in 2011, as a former Army Officer he designed the Fylde Armed Forces Covenant and set up a central hub as a Naafi café. He manages veteran teams that steward local events and is dedicated to improve the place for the disabled. He set up STEP the Enterprise Partnership to enhance the prosperity of the town. Passionate about local issues he fought to ensure that new buildings in the town Centre conform to the roof line and tradition of St Anne’s. Privileged to serve, Edward offers joie de vivre, dedication and drive to Central Ward.

Stan Trudgill - Central Ward

Stan moved to St Annes ten years ago and settled happily with four generations of family in Orchard Road. He is passionate about the town and enjoys its historic buildings, open spaces, and many attractions. As a volunteer street representative, and more recently as a town councilor for Central ward, he has a focus on improving the towns environment, keeping our spaces clean, tidy, and pleasant for local people and tourists alike. His work as an engineer has given him a wide range of skills, which he believes makes him an excellent choice to represent the residents of Central ward. He is a team player, a good listener, and a problem solver. Stan is friendly and sympathetic to peoples needs, has a calm, professional attitude towards any issues as they arise, and is known for getting things done.

Peter Anthony - Clifton Ward

I am married and live in Lytham where I moved to in 1997. My entire family live in Lytham, including my daughter, her partner and my parents. I am very proud of my position as General Manager at Lytham Hall, where since taking on the role we have seen substantial and dramatic progress. I am involved with numerous Fylde Coast charities, am patron of the Swallows head and neck cancer charity, and recently set up the Lytham Community Fund which raises money through social events. I have also been an active campaigner for Lytham Library and Institute, and a staunch supporter of the high street. With your continued support, I look forward to carrying on my work in the town I am so passionate about, helping to oversee the fabulous Lytham town centre refurbishment that is scheduled very soon.

Ray Thomas - Clifton Ward

I have lived in Lytham since 1999. I was elected as a Fylde councillor for Clifton Ward in 2015 after 28 years teaching in Lancashire schools and latterly as a photographer in my own studio in Dicconson Terrace. Since being elected I have served and represented the people of Lytham to the best of my ability serving on three committees: Planning, Licensing and Tourism & Leisure. I am a strong believer in supporting local businesses, and have also been an active campaigner for Lytham Library and community use of the Institute. I also served as Deputy Mayor of Fylde Borough Council 2017-18. I am a volunteer of Lytham in Bloom, a member of Rotary Lytham, and a Friend of Lytham Railway Station. If elected I wish to continue to represent my residents and listen to their needs and aspirations, including liaising with local communities and groups.

Ellie Gaunt - Fairhaven Ward

It would be a privilege for me to represent Fairhaven Ward! I am lucky to live in Fairhaven with my husband and young children and enjoy using many amenities in the area. I am very active in the local community, attending many cultural and children’s groups, one of which I helped to found. I am also a Friend of Fairhaven Lake. I enjoy my career as a Chartered Accountant, particularly as I get to support many Fylde businesses in my work. If elected I want to bring a new perspective to the role and will use fresh thinking to ensure that the exciting investments in Fairhaven make it a family friendly social hub for all residents and deliver genuine value for money for taxpayers.

Cheryl Little - Fairhaven Ward

I have been honoured to serve as a Fylde Councillor representing Fairhaven Ward for the last 12 years. In that time I have held the positions of Health and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder and, for the last four years, Chairman of Tourism and Leisure responsible for Parks, Leisure and events. I was also Mayor of St. Annes for one year during which I raised money for the RNLI. I am known to champion Ward concerns and most recently have been fully involved in the two most substantial investments Fylde has seen, the successful £2million Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Fairhaven Lake and the £20 million plus Coastal Defence Project at Fairhaven. I sit on the Fairhaven Restoration Project Board and I am a founder member of the Friends of Fairhaven Lake.

Tommy Threlfall - Freckleton East

Fylde Borough Council

Once again I am offering myself for election for Freckleton Parish and Fylde Borough Council East ward.

I want to serve the community for very straight forward reasons. I take a great deal of pride in our village with an eagerness to see it prosper and develop in the right way.

Recent media attention has been dominated by one thing, yet in conversation with residents of Freckleton and Fylde, the topics which most frequently arise are the quality of our roads, children’s schools, cleanliness and safety of our neighbourhood, bin collections, policing, sports facilities—in short areas which local councillors can make a difference. These local issues I will strive to improve.

The Memorial Park children’s playground is now complete, having achieved phase 3 last year. A number of years ago, myself and the Friends of the Memorial Park group decided to fund raise to achieve this upgrade, which has now provided a first rate facility for our children.

I focus my work at Fylde Borough on environmental issues, including the In Bloom initiative, clean streets and an efficient refuse service. The shoreline defences installation has been my undertaking, in securing funding and installing this project, now being installed, a £20 million scheme preventing flooding in Fylde.

Finally I emphasise my willingness and eagerness to serve the well being of our community in Freckleton and Fylde Borough in shaping them into a place of prosperity. To help me do this I would appreciate your vote on May 2nd.

Michelle Morris - Fairhaven Ward

I moved to Fairhaven from Bury after meeting my husband Alistair and have 3 adult children. I am the Chief Executive of a Manchester based charity, and have been a Councillor on Bury Council for 13 years, as well as a past Mayor and Parliamentary Candidate for Bury South in 2010. I am an active member of the Friends of Fairhaven Lake, LSA Classical Association, The Civic Society, a Friend of Lowther Pavillion, a member of St Annes Hebrew Congregation, a Trustee of the Blackpool and Fylde Jewish Welfare Association and a Trustee of The Grand Theatre in Blackpool. I look forward to the opportunity of bringing my experiences to helping the residents of Fairhaven.

Sally Nash - Heyhouses Ward

I have lived in the heart of St Anne’s for the past 13 years, and was educated at St Anne’s College Grammar and Blackpool and the Fylde College. For the past year I have worked at Heyhouses Church of England Primary School as a teaching and welfare assistant; my long term aspiration and passion is to become a special educational needs assistant, helping children with learning difficulties. I have been proud to represent Heyhouses ward for the past year and hope to continue working with the community to deliver an area we can all be proud to call home. As the youngest Fylde councillor I would be honoured to be re-elected and look forward to being joined by other young Conservatives in the forthcoming year.

Vincent Settle Heyhouses Ward

I have been on Fylde Council representing you for the last 4 years, using my 43 years business experience at BAE Systems to become heavily involved in the council’s budgeting process, ensuring the best use of your hard earned money. I want to ensure the council continues to be efficiently run, keeping services at a high level. In Heyhouses, I want to ‘green up’ many areas with trees and other attractive features to improve it visually. I am particularly keen on new leisure facilities and have been chairman of the Kite Festival since its inception. Finally, I am fully supporting our efforts to get the new M55 link road built quickly to ease congestion.

Viv Willder - Heyhouses Ward

8 years ago, I wanted to help my community to have good Health, Housing and to keep our streets safe and clean. 4 years later, as Deputy Chair for Environmental, Health and Housing, I have worked hard with FBC and LCC Officers to achieve the many projects that pertain to this Committee for Heyhouses. I'm on two Health and Wellbeing Boards and am a Trustee for two local Charities. I've helped to improve the "back" of St Anne's into having a great infrastructure with well designed Housing for ALL, a Superstore, Gastro pub and a Care Home, keeping in touch with issues that may arise for residents. Please vote for me, so that I can continue with achieving more good things for you.

David O'Rourke - Kilnhouse Ward

I have lived in St Annes for 10 years with my partner, Shirley, and our 3 rescue dogs. I have 2 adult daughters and a young granddaughter. I have been a commercial property surveyor since graduating and throughout my career have worked for both central and local government, a pension fund and a major UK property company. I have operated my own practice since 2000, initially a firm of Chartered Surveyors with offices in Liverpool and Manchester, and more recently a small specialist practice based in St Annes. I am currently a St Annes Town Councillor and a trustee of a Blackpool based charity for disadvantaged young people. If elected I will work hard for residents of Kilnhouse and Fylde generally. I am particularly interested in regenerating St Annes Town Centre and creating affordable housing to purchase in the Borough for young people.

Roger Small - Kilnhouse Ward

I have been very pleased to have been asked to represent my home ward of Kilnhouse in the Borough elections this May. My wife Pippa and I have lived and worked in the area for over thirty years, and our two children attended local schools. We have just recently retired from full time work in schools, so we know many people about the ward and the issues and concerns that affect you. I want to see good quality services at a price people can afford to pay. I shall work to see better facilities in Kilnhouse for all age groups. I shall also promise to work hard to avoid unnecessary developments that spoil our limited green spaces. I pledge that I shall always be available and respond quickly to your concerns.

Shirley Green - Park Ward

Fylde Borough Council

Shirley has lived on the Fylde Coast since 1979, in St Annes since 1987 and in Park Ward since 2005.  She became a Fylde Borough Councillor in 2015 and also became a St Annes Town Councillor in 2019. 

Shirley currently serve on the Tourism & Leisure, Licensing, and the Public Protection committees of Fylde Borough Council, as well as representing the council on the YMCA Partnership Board. She is also on the Policy & Resources Committee for St Annes Town Council and represents the Town Council on the St Annes Partnership Enterprise (STEP).

Shirley works in Fylde as the Office Manager for Mark Menzies MP, is a Governor at Clifton Primary School and Trustee of a Boys and Girls Club. 

Michael Withers - Park Ward

I have lived in Lytham St Annes since 1963 and Park Ward for 23 years. I am married with three boys all of whom, like me, were educated at King Edward VII School, Lytham. I am managing director and owner of four companies employing 150 people and have been in business for 37 years. I joined the Conservative Party in 1987 and served on the Park Ward committee for a number of years. My hobbies include reading, mainly political biographies and I am a member of Fairhaven Golf Club. I have the honour of being a Freeman of the City of London.

Frank Andrews- Ribby with Wrea

Frank has represented Wrea Green since the 2010 by-election. Having lived in the area for 39 years he has a good sense of the community and has been working hard to ensure Wrea Green doesn't lose its character and village feel by preventing brash and unnecessary building proposals from taking hold.  Frank is particularly keen that villagers get their say when future development is proposed and is very keen to get the new Local Plan adopted. 

One of the directives he has undertaken was as a Founding Director of 4gk Solutions Ltd, an organisation which helped small businesses and local charities. He also edits and maintains the wreagreen.com website. Every other month you can find him at the Men's Breakfast meetings.  He also is an active member of the Wrea Green Tennis Club.   Being a Navy man in his earlier years, Frank fully supports physical activities and his most recent fundraising pursuits have included trekking in remote areas of the Sinai Pennisular and Western Nepal to raise money for Release International and the Leprosy Mission respectively.

Frank is an active member of the church and chairs the Mission Group as well as helping to run one of the Church Home groups. Previously serving as the Building Committee Chairman for St Nicholas Church PCC, he was directly involved in building the church community centre and loves to raise awareness on how religion in communities plays a role - regardless of faith.

Through his policies and ideas he hopes to ensure Wrea Green moves with the times without losing its character. Working hard to ensure residents get the maximum benefit from the Council Tax they pay, Frank is both an approachable and attentive councillor who is always willing to listen to comments and views from people living in Wrea Green.

Frank served on the Management Team of Fylde Conservatives for a three year term and is Chairman of Wrea Green Conservatives.

Michael Sayward - St Johns

I was brought up in Lytham and attended Hall Park Primary school, completing my education at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School. Upon leaving school, I worked in management positions for several companies, but always desired to start my own business, which I successfully set up 5 years ago in Lytham Town Centre. I have been actively involved in ensuring the high street remains a thriving hub of independent shops serving the community. I am an active member of the Lytham Business Partnership and helped to set up the Lytham Community Fund. I believe we have such a special and unique place here in Lytham, and if elected, I will do all I can to ensure it stays that way. It would be an honour for me to represent St Johns Ward as a Conservative Councillor, and my commitment to the success of St Johns and Lytham would be of paramount importance.

Karen Buckley - St Leonards

Fylde Borough Council

I was born in St Annes War Memorial Hospital and my family home was on Highbury Road East. I went to Heyhouses and Queen Mary Schools and later qualified as a solicitor. In 2012 I began lecturing law at the University of Central Lancashire where I manage the free Law Clinic. I was elected to Fylde Borough Council in 2007, have been privileged to hold the Finance Portfolio since 2011 and became Deputy Leader in 2014. In 2015, when the council changed to the committee system, I became Chairman of the Finance & Democracy Committee. I have been involved in bringing about many changes to the ward since elected, including the installation of new bus shelters, a new play area at Frobisher Park and barriers to prevent encampments. My work at UCLan is part-time, allowing me time for public service which is greatly rewarding. I would be honoured to continue working for you as your ward councillor.

Angela Jacques - St Leonards

Fylde Borough Council

I have lived in St Annes since 1965. Initially working in the hotel industry and then 20 years in teaching - all ages and abilities. I have been involved with St Annes Carnival for over 35 years, the last 19 as chairman and an active guider for nearly 40 years. I am also on the board of the Ormerod Trust and the Volunteer Centre, Blackpool Fylde & Wyre, and a member of Fylde Arts Association, Lytham St Annes Art Society and Friends of St Annes Library. I was first elected to the Borough Council in 2007 and for the last few years have served as Chairman of the Public Protection and Licensing Committee. It has been a privilege to serve you as your ward councillor and I would be honoured to continue in this role with your support.

Jayne Nixon - Staining & Weeton

Fylde Borough Council

I am delighted to be able to put myself forward for election in the ward of Staining and Weeton, my home ward. This fact is most important to me as I believe you can only represent an area that you care for and are passionate about. This is me; all my representations for our villages have an immediate effect on me and my family, so it’s in my own interest to do a good job for us all.

I have lived on the Fylde Coast from being 2 years old. As a child I lived and was schooled in Thornton, and attended Baines 6th form to study for my A levels. I have spent my whole working life in the area. My family and I have lived in Staining for the last 23 years and my children have all attended local schools. I am  involved with many of the local community groups and have been for a great number of years. I take great pride in being part of both Staining and Weeton’s enviable  communities; I consider our village way of life paramount and believe what matters to you as a resident matters to me as a resident.

I can be regularly seen throughout the villages at most events, and have more often than not taken part in the organisation of them. I have been on Staining Parish Council since 2010 and have served a year as chairman. The villages are very important places to me and I would like the opportunity to continue to represent Staining and Weeton at Fylde Borough, working alongside the other Conservative candidate John Singleton. All residents have my assurance that I will always have the best interests of our beautiful villages at the forefront of my representations should I be elected. I am your Strong voice for our Rural Communities.

John Singleton

Fylde Borough Council - Staining & Weeton WardJohn lives in Staining with his wife Geraldine. During this time he has served on Staining Parish Council for over 12 years. Two of these years as Chairman representing his local area, he created the Chairman's Project which has allowed for the village play areas and playing fields to be upgraded, benefiting the youth of the community.

John Kirkham - Warton & Westby

I was born in Blackpool Victoria Hospital. My family is well known on the Fylde, and I am proud to be the 7th generation to carry on farming on one of the oldest working family farms in the area. I attended Wrea Green Primary School and King Edwards Secondary School before studying a degree in Livestock Technology at Myerscough College. I am now in partnership with my Father at Ridgeway Farm as a dairy and arable farmer. I also complete Agriculture and Equine contract work throughout Warton and Westby and the Fylde, working closely with a local equine charity. I became a Warton and Westby Ward councillor in May 2017 and believe strongly in making the place we all live in a nicer and greater place to live, work and visit.

Bobby Rigby - Warton & Westby

I was born at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to a large family based in Warton with a farming background. I live in Moss Side near Lytham and attended Wrea Green Primary School and Carr Hill High School in Kirkham. My grandad began digging graves in Warton at St Paul’s church with my dad and I continued into the family business which we now operate together, maintaining fifty six church yards throughout the Fylde. Subsequently I trained to become a funeral director and we opened Marsdens funeral home in the heart of Warton six years ago. In this time I have met and spoken to many families and made some good friends. I am passionate about the local area and am honoured to be a candidate for Warton & Westby.