Iver and Iver Heath Conservatives select candidates for Buckinghamshire elections 2020.
Iver Conservatives are gearing up for the new unitary council elections due in May 2020. The new council has been formed by the merger of the County and four District Councils to make “Buckinghamshire”.
Jilly Jordan: Spent most of her working life in the oil and gas industries. Most recently as joint venture accountant with a UK oil company. I retired in September 2014, married and have lived in Iver for nearly nine years. Keen to give something back to the community, Jilly stood as a candidate in the District Council elections in May 2014 and was elected for the Iver and Richings Park Ward.
Wendy Matthews: has lived in Iver with my family for over 40 years. Currently a South Bucks District Councillor for Iver and Richings Park, the past Chairman of South Bucks District Council and the current Chairman of the Ivers Parish Council. Was the Chairman of the Richings Park Residents’ Association for 8 years and a governor at Iver Village Infants School.
Luisa Sullivan: serves Iver both as County Councillor and District Councillor and holds the Cabinet Member Portfolio for the Environment at South Bucks. Luisa is married with three grown up daughters and has lived in Iver for nearly 30 years and was first elected in 2012. Luisa has her own private counselling practice and has a contractual agreement to counsel victims of crime with Thames Valley Police. Victims First Counselling Services.
We are very aware of the of the many developments that do and will surround us, particularly Heathrow expansion, M4 smart motorway, Western Rail Access to Heathrow and those that add to the HGV load on our unsuitable local roads. Iver Station needs new car parking and we know that many parents want us to continue to try to bring a secondary school back to Iver. We are passionate about protecting our community from the impacts that these developments will create, be it noise from aircraft, HGVs on our residential roads or the resulting air pollution and that the disruption to residents is kept to a minimum. We have been instrumental in bring together all the various players to work in partnership to try to develop a realistic strategy for a relief road and are proud to say that this now forms part of the recently published Local Plan. It is imperative that we operate not only as individual councillors, but as a team, in order to achieve the best outcome for Iver building on what we have achieved as Councillors over the past 4 years.
The Buckinghamshire Council
With the change from a three- to a two-tier system of local government in Buckinghamshire, the councillors representing the Ivers will need high levels of commitment, determination, diplomacy and teamwork if our area is to have a clear and truly representative voice. Together we have the qualities needed to achieve that.