People

Cllr Ewan Mackey

Ewan represents Sutton Trinity Ward, covering Whitehouse Common, Maney, Tudor Hill, the Defence Estates, Falcon Lodge, Little Sutton, Moor Hall and the Town Centre. He has lived on Lichfield Road for 16 years with his wife Julia and his two children. He runs his own businesses transferring VHS to DVD and producing safety and rescue equipment for the emergency services.

Cllr Derrick Griffin - New Hall

Derrick Griffin lives on Allendale Road in Walmley   Village and has since 1968. ‘‘My daughters went to Walmley First and Middle School, during their time there I was chairman of the Parents Association and I then served for one year on the John Wilmott Parent Teacher Association. Since retiring in 1993 I have been    secretary/treasurer of my old Regimental Association in Birmingham.

Cllr Alex Yip

Alex Yip has been a resident in Walmley Village for over 15 years and a campaigner for protecting the Green Belt and local services. 

Cllr John Perks - New Hall

John Perks lives in Danbury Close Walmley and has spent most of his life in Sutton and went to Plantsbrook School. ‘‘I am married with two sons who attend school locally. I work as an engineer for Jaguar Land Rover and am also a magistrate. The skills I have developed through this and work gives me invaluable experience to benefit the Parish Council.

Cllr David Allan - Four Oaks

David Allan has lived in Sutton Coldfield for 45 years with his wife and four children. David is a Chartered Engineer with a career in the UK electricity industry culminating as the manager of a large power station and as an engineering consultant. He was also a Governor of Bishop Vesey for eight years.

Cllr Rachel Toussaint-Okello - New Hall

‘‘I am a school governor and feel really strongly about ordinary people engaging in local issues and that is one of the reasons I am standing for election. I am also a Solicitor and a small business owner, practicing in family law and UK migration which will help me to understand first-hand the obstacles that the Council will face on a daily basis.  I will also prioritise safer roads in New Hall Ward.

Cllr Terry Wood - New Hall

Terry Wood lives in Henley Close and is Chairman of Wylde Green Neighbourhood Forum. ‘‘My priority is to help to work with local residents to help Sutton to thrive as a successful independent Town. I want to ensure we as Council Tax payers get value for money.

Cllr Christopher E Ives - Four Oaks

Chris Ives moved to Four Oaks six years ago and was joined two years later by his retired parents. He is a business consultant and financier with current interests in the shop fitting, exhibition, audio, property and other industries.

Cllr Janet Cairns

Janet Cairns lives on Morven Road and is a qualified nurse and works as a healthcare consultant within the NHS and has done for many years (since she we 18). ‘‘What I will bring to the Council is a voice and empathy into issues surrounding disability. Having been a Govenor at Wilson Stuart School which  specialises in the education of children with special needs and having a daughter with cerebral palsy I will offer a unique insight.