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Margot Sutton

I have lived in Hessle for the last 18 years. I served in the Humberside Police for 15 years and left to travel worldwide at sea accompanying my husband in his Merchant Navy post.

I currently run a sports injury clinic from home and have done this for 10 years, prior to that from a treatment centre.

I have been a volunteer for the Samaritans, Survivor of Bereavement by Suicide and Adoption UK. I have one active son, three boisterous dogs and four noisy cockatiels. My hobbies are reading and patch working.

David Prattley

I was born in Hessle and have lived here all my life. I was elected to the Town Council in 1989 and have served continuously ever since being active on all the committees at one time or another.

I had the honour to be elected Chairman of the Council, first in 1998/1999 and latterly in 2007/2008. It was an even greater honour and privilege to be appointed the first Hessle Town Mayor in 2008/2009 and to be able to represent Hessle in that capacity.

My aim always has been and will be, to do my very best to enable Hessle's residents to live and work within the unique community of Hessle in a happy and healthy environment.

Phil Davison

I have been involved in local politics since being elected to Beverley Borough Council in 1979 as a Liberal. I have also served on Hessle Town Council since 1996 representing the Westfield Ward. I have been Chairman of Finance and Planning Committees and of the Council. In 2007 I was elected to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

I have lived in Hessle for over 40 years and have recently retired from a career in accountancy and auditing. I will continue to listen to the views of Hessle people, representing them on the Council and will work to develop the traditional, distinctive community nature of Hessle.

David Nolan

I live locally in Hessle with my family and run my own market research business here. I have lived in East Yorkshire for over 20 years and was a Liberal Democrat Councillor on Beverley Borough and East Riding for 16 years.

I am opposed to any plans to impose parking charges in Hessle Town Centre as it would undermine our local shops.

Fight to protect the green spaces around Hessle and oppose inappropriate development.

Work to ensure you get value for money from the Hessle Town Council precept.

Work on behalf of all of the residents of Hessle.

Paul Hogan

I have been active in politics since I was a teenager, which is a long time. I have setup two businesses in the last seven years and despite difficult times for small businesses both are developing well.

I am married to Hilary and have lived in Hessle for 23 years. My two children enjoyed being taught in Hessle schools; All Saints and Hessle High, both schools where I have been Chair of Governors and a Governor for nearly twenty years.

Being elected to the Town Council and to the East Riding Council is an honour for me, one which I intend to do my best to live up to by working hard for the residents of Hessle in any way I can.

These are hard times for many of our neighbours and we need to do all we can to encourage enterprise and job creation, listening to our community understanding their needs and acting accordingly. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the opportunities and threats we will face over the next four years and beyond.

John Bovill

I have lived in East Yorkshire most of my life, having moved to Hessle two years ago. I work in manufacturing industry, having recently achieved 20 years of service with a large coatings company.

I was delighted to be elected as a Town Councillor in May 2015. I think Hessle is a great place to live; it has a very good housing mix and a good range of locally owned shops and businesses. Both myself and my wife like the community 'feel' to Hessle.

Local government and local businesses are s going through testing times at the moment but myself and my colleagues will do our utmost to help Hessle maintain its unique character and help keep it a desirable place to live and do business.

Emma Hardy

I have lived in Hessle since 2004 and it is where I am bringing up my two daughters. Until July 2015 I was an infant teacher at Willerby Primary School, I now work for an educational trade union. My daughters attend the local schools and after school groups and they love being part of the Hessle community.

My interest and activity in politics was ignited by the 2010 election and the policies that followed. I am motivated by a need for fairness, compassion and equality.

Being elected to the town council is such an honour and I am very proud to serve the people of Hessle. We love the family friendly feel to Hessle and I will campaign for better parks, play areas and family events through my work on the Events and Environment committees.

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