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By-Election May 24th 2018 - Introducing Sue Catchpole

Your Lib Dem Candidate for Aylsham

Sue Catchpole

Sue Catchpole

Sue lives with her husband, Richard, in Burgh Road, Aylsham. They have been living here for four years, moving from Hellesdon where Sue was a Parish Councillor. She has two adult sons and a history of businesses, science at UEA and HR at Norfolk County Council. Her first experience of self-employment was running a village shop and post office serving Bradfield and Antingham . Things grew from there and, having started and successfully grown a business in machine manufacturing (Samplex, now Tekpro in North Walsham) , Sue more recently had a small tourism business arranging and managing coach tours to France.

Currently engaged in part-time voluntary work with a local advice agency, Sue is keen to represent Aylsham and surrounding villages on Broadland District Council. "When we moved from Hellesdon, I was first impressed with the strong sense of community found in Aylsham, there is so much going on! I enjoy playing tennis at the recreation ground where, for a market town, the facilities are really wonderful. I've joined a community choir and performed panto in the Town Hall. What is really impressive is the camaraderie in these groups and at the photography group which I also greatly enjoy. I have the time now to give something back to the area and I would be privileged to serve on Broadland District Council. I intend to seek and listen carefully to resident's opinion so that I can truly represent local views".

Sue Catchpole with volunteers in Aylsham ()

Sue Catchpole with volunteers

As there are already two LibDem District Councillors, David Harrison and Steve Riley, adding Sue to the list would provide a really strong voice for our Ward. Sue vows to take each issue as seriously as the last. "I was first a member of the Liberal Party, helping my father to get elected onto Norfolk County Council when I was in my early 20's. I have always believed that everyone, regardless of background, should have the same opportunities in life, at school, in the workplace and in the community and that this begins with showing tolerance and understanding to all." Her experience gained in responding to customer's enquiries, researching ensuring that action is taken and communication is maintained until they are happy with the outcome, will be invaluable in case work as a District Councillor. "Attending meetings and staying on top of issues raised by local people will be my priority" promises Sue.