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Gloucester Conservatives have published their list of 39 candidates for next month’s City Council elections. 

All candidates have now had their nominations accepted as valid, ahead of the deadline for nominations of 7th April.

19 of the 20 sitting councillors are seeking re-election, with only former Mayor and Deputy Leader of the Council Deb Llewellyn standing down in Quedgeley Fieldcourt.  She is replaced as a candidate by Lee Hawthorne, who works for the Alzheimer’s Society and is brother of County Council Leader Mark Hawthorne.

Owner of Butlers Venue Bar and Chairman of Gloucester’s Licensed Victuallers Association Justin Hudson is seeking election in his home ward of Elmbridge alongside Shane Hopkins.  Dawn Melvin, owner of Dr Fosters Bar in the Docks, is standing in Westgate ward, where an additional councillor position has been created, with sitting councillors Pam Tracey and Paul Toleman.

Deputy Leader Jennie Dallimore is standing in the new Kingsway ward, where she now lives, with running mate Richard Cook, a Quedgeley Parish councillor.  Former Deputy Leader Steve Morgan is looking to make a comeback in Grange with sitting councillor Nigel Hanman and ex-Mayor Norman Ravenhill is standing in Matson and Robinswood with Simon Griffiths and Duncan Hall.

Conservative City Council Leader Paul James, who is hoping to be re-elected in Longlevens with Jim Porter and Kathy Williams, said, “We have a great team of candidates, bringing a huge amount of experience from business, public service and the charity sector.  The fact that all bar one of our councillors are seeking re-election shows there is a real hunger amongst our team to finish the job we have started.  We’ve made a lot of progress in the twelve years we have been the administration on the council, but there is still a lot to do.  Gloucester is on the threshold of achieving something very special and we want to see it through.”

 

The full list of candidates is as follows:

Andrew Gravells ABBEYDALE
Collette Finnegan ABBEYDALE
Laura Pearsall ABBEYMEAD
Gordon Taylor ABBEYMEAD
Lise Noakes BARNWOOD
Judi Brown BARNWOOD
Saj Patel BARTON & TREDWORTH
Daniel Woolf BARTON & TREDWORTH
Rashid Farooq BARTON & TREDWORTH
Tarren Randle CONEY HILL
Shane Hopkins ELMBRIDGE
Justin Hudson ELMBRIDGE
Nigel Hanman GRANGE
Steve Morgan GRANGE
Chris Etheridge HUCCLECOTE
Lee Dopson HUCCLECOTE
Matthew Francis KINGSHOLM & WOTTON
Tim Justice KINGSHOLM & WOTTON
Jennie Dallimore KINGSWAY
Richard Cook KINGSWAY
Paul James LONGLEVENS
Kathy Williams LONGLEVENS
Jim Porter LONGLEVENS
 Simon Griffiths MATSON & ROBINSWOOD
 Duncan Hall MATSON & ROBINSWOOD
 Norman Ravenhill MATSON & ROBINSWOOD
Peter Corry MORELAND
Lyn Ackroyd MORELAND
Jane White MORELAND
Andrew Miller PODSMEAD
Dave Norman QUEDGELEY FIELDCOURT
Lee Hawthorne QUEDGELEY FIELDCOURT
Hannah Norman QUEDGELEY SEVERN VALE
Andy Lewis QUEDGELEY SEVERN VALE
Colin Organ TUFFLEY
Gerald Dee TUFFLEY
Dawn Melvin WESTGATE
Pam Tracey WESTGATE
Paul Toleman WESTGATE

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