People

Cllr Ewan Mackey - Roughley

Ewan Mackey is married with two children aged 9 and 15 and runs two successful businesses, supplying equipment to emergency services and DVD transfer business. He has lived on Lichfield Road for 18 years and represents this area on Birmingham City Council. ‘‘I am standing because I believe this Parish Council needs strong Conservative leadership to make it a success.

Cllr Dr. Nitish Raut - Mere Green

Dr. Nitish Raut has lived in Sentry Way for 8 years. He is married and has two children. He works as a Consultant in NHS.  I am passionate about maintaining our green belt and looking after the health of our people. My active involvement with various community groups while organising health awareness drives, made me want to stand for the Parish Council.

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 - Wylde Green

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 Maureen Cornish (Sutton Four Oaks Ward)

Maureen has been councillor for Sutton Four Oaks Ward since 2007. She lives locally in Four Oaks and cares passionately about the local area. In addition to her work as a councillor, she serves the community as a local magistrate and has done for the last ten years.She sits on the planning committee, the Personal Appeals Panel and is Chairman of the Be Healthy Theme Group.

Cllr Joanne Ellis- Walmley & Minworth

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 Derrick Griffin - Walmley & Minworth

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.