I was born and bred in Sheffield and have lived here all my life. I have been Chair of Sheffield Conservatives since 2019, soon after retiring as a dental surgeon after forty- four years in general practice. I was also a part time honorary clinical teacher at Sheffield University. I like to encourage others and help them recognise their potential.
I grew up in Barnsley and moved to London when I was 18 to join the police. After completing my training I worked as a Police Officer in South East London. I moved to Broomhill in 2013 and Dore in 2018 to be nearer to The Peaks where I love to walk. Since moving to Sheffield I have worked at Sheffield High School for Girls, University Technical College, John Lewis as well running my own pop up shop in The Winter Gardens and volunteering at Broomhill Library for four years. I am married with two grown up children.
If elected in May 2021 I will support and encourage local businesses and will seek to address their concerns. As a user of public transport I will work hard to ensure we have an effective bus service to tempt people out of cars and reduce air pollution. I am particularly concerned that we secure places for our children in local schools. I want to secure and support investment for projects that tackle loneliness in our community and mental health issues especially those affecting young people.
I have lived in Sheffield for most of my life and before retirement I worked as a careers adviser. I have always been active in the community and have previously served as a city Councillor, a school and college Governor and trustee of national and local charities. Since retiring I have been active as a volunteer with a city centre church. Sheffield is a great place to live but if we are not to lag behind other major cities we need to do more to attract high quality jobs, improve our physical environment (especially in the city centre) and find solutions to the problems of homelessness and begging. Locally, we need to improve the reliability of public transport ,improve secondary school performance and protect our environment from over- development. It is a while since the Conservative Party was represented on the City Council but I believe that we need people who can bring fresh ideas to bear on the challenges we face. Recently, Sheffield has benefited from the Conservative government's extra funding for parks, street cleaning and measures to tackle anti-social behaviour. Obviously, we face challenging times ahead, but if elected, I will work with the local community to make sure that West Ecclesfield gets its fair share of resources.
I grew up in Sheffield, but have lived for extended periods in the South-East and in Scotland. I have stood for local council election a number of times and am very glad to represent the Sheffield Conservatives as the Deputy Chair - Political.
I came to England as a political refugee at 3 years old, and I grew up in a neighbourhood considered in the bottom 10% of neighbourhoods in the UK. I grew up in a single parent household and despite early hardships in my life I worked hard and attended the Russell Group University of Sheffield to study History. While there, I did a year abroad in Sweden and completed two internships with Lloyds Banking Group. I graduated with a 2:1 and acquired a training contract with International law firm CMS. Furthermore, I am passionate about a brighter future for Sheffield, and I’m honoured to be a candidate in the upcoming Sheffield City Council elections.
I have recently returned to Sheffield after working in various places in the UK and overseas. I have owned my own business for over 20 years and believe everyone should be able to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background.
I was born in Sheffield but grew up in Surrey. I attended the University of Sheffield at 18 and have lived in Sheffield ever since. I run an educational organisation that brings students from across the globe to the UK, teaching British culture and history, whilst at the same time allowing the students to learn from each other and embrace new culture.
Steve Toone I am a 48 year old disabled father to two young men aged 16 and 19, husband too Vanessa and a committed christian. In addition to all that I am a Conservative party member of 10 plus years, and I’ve only ever voted for the Conservatives since turning 18. As a child I followed my parents around the length and breadth of the UK and the former colonies. My Father served for 22 years in the RAF and was instrumental in me learning self reliance and self discipline. As such, Defence is something that I am keen to remain connected too. I also take an interest in local policing. I believe a return to broken windows policing is the answer too many of societies problems, along side encouraging good parenting practice, we should be able tackle most aspects of youth crime and prevent professional criminals from being made by over exposure to the criminal justice system. Living in different areas of the UK and other countries has shown me tolerance, respect to others and a willingness to serve in public office. Unfortunately my health stopped me following in my Fathers footsteps but politics has opened a new door for me to serve others. As a wheelchair user I have learnt to problem solve on the fly and this helps in my work life as well. I have worked in many different areas throughout my working career, ranging from working in pubs and restaurants to working in call centre’s. My last role was working in loss adjustment within an extended warranty provider for the UK. I also sit as Chair on a local brass band committee and have experience of working within both the charity commission and companies house regulations. As a disabled person I have experience of claiming and navigating both disability and local authority benefits and I enjoy helping people to get the relevant benefits they’re entitled too. As a Conservative I believe in the dignity of work and encourage everyone able, to get off benefits as soon as possible, as it is well documented to improve both physical and mental health. As a Councillor I will hold the Executive and the Police and Crime Commissioner to account and ensure that all voices from my ward are heard in the appropriate manner, whilst seeking to foment good working connections from other parties.
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