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Chris is a youth worker, school governor university lecturer and proud dad of 3. He has lived in Whitstable for over then years.

Chris is a former Chair and current trustee of Whitstable Umbrella where the impact of government cuts to front line services inspired him to get involved in local politics. He takes an active interest in local youth services, whether as founder of a local dads group (Who Let the Dads Out), a Scout Leader at Long Rock or School or Governor and Member of the PTA Executive at Swalecliffe Community Primary School. After a career working in housing and youth work charities across the country, he now is a senior lecturer in Business Administration and Social Enterprise for two prestigious London Universities.

He was elected to Canterbury City Council in 2019 as a representative for Gorrell ward with George Caffery and Valerie Kenny.

Chris sits on the Whitstable Forum, Whitstable Harbour Board, Community and Governance committees in addition to full council.

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Tel:07539452812

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Alan is proud to say he lives in Northgate and over the past eight years have been its Labour Councillor. He’s a professional engineer, and a Canterbury person through and through.

A lifetime resident of Canterbury, he has represented Northgate Ward on Canterbury City Council and the been Leader of the Council’s Labour Group since 2015. He has  helped support the growth of the Northgate Community Centre and was involved in facilitating the Save the Kingsmead Fields Campaign.

Alan was elected to Canterbury City Council in 2015 as a representative for Northgate ward with Jean Butcher and is Leader of the Labour Group.

Alan is serves on the Canterbury Forum and Policy & Resources committee in addition to full council.

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Tel:07901 627 724

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Gill has lived in Canterbury for 30 years and had three children and two step children who all attended local schools. She was an Occupational Therapist who worked in for the NHS for 30 years and then served as a lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) before retiring in 2017.

Gill moved to Canterbury to take up a Senior Lecturing post at CCCU teaching health professionals. Her original specialism in the NHS after qualifying was mental health, but I she also worked in learning disabilities and physical care. She managed the OT services at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital for many years and was an active as a union member and steward, frequently representing fellow workers and negotiating with managers and government pay review bodies.

Since retiring, Gill has been able to be more active in Westgate, contributing to the successful campaign to get Simon Warley elected as Labour Councillor for Westgate ward and working in the wider community, specifically on the rescue of Westgate Hall through fundraising and campaigning, and on a range of planning and green issues such as preserving our local trees and parks.

She was elected to Canterbury City Council in 2019 as a representative for Westgate Ward.

Gill sits on the Canterbury Forum, Governance and Audit Committees in addition to full council.

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