People

Cllr Lyn Collin (Sutton Vesey Ward)

Lyn has been a councillor since May 2011 and is already hard at work in the community. As a retired English teacher she is particularly keen to see education improve in the council. In her own ward, she is campaigning hard for Boldmere Road to help local shoppers and traders and also for improved roads across the ward. She can be contacted on 0121 354 2229 or at lyn.collin@birmingham.gov.uk
She was re-elected for Sutton Vesey Ward at the City Council elections on 7th May.

Cllr Keith Ward - Trinity

Keith Ward lives on Wheatmore Road. ‘‘I have lived in Sutton all of my life. I have run one of the Town's best known pubs (The Station) for 13 years and am a board member for the Sutton Coldfield Business Improvement District. It was my involvement with the BID that made me want to stand for the Parish Council. Sutton needs local people with local knowledge backed up by an experienced and organised party.

Cllr Leeford Allen - New Hall

Leeford Allen has lived in Sutton Coldfield for many years. He lives on Plants Brook Road and is now retired. ‘‘My reasons for standing as a Conservative Parish Council candidate are firstly to work hard with my fellow councillors to maintain our heritage in Royal Sutton Coldfield. My second reason is to stand up for residents interest.

Cllr Joanne Ellis- New Hall

Joanne Ellis moved to Sutton when she was just two years old and lives on Walmley Road. She went to school at St Joseph’s, Bishop Walsh and the College of Further Education. ‘‘I want Royal Sutton Coldfield to be a place where people are proud to live and work. My priorities are litter and recycling; the care of Sutton Park, and the maintenance of the Town Hall as a place for everyone to enjoy.

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.