City of Ely Councillors

East Ward

Elisabeth Every

Elisabeth Every

Lis became a Councillor on the City of Ely Council nearly five years ago and was elected Mayor and Chair of the Council for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.  She is also an elected member of the East Cambridgeshire District Council, whilst remaining a director of a local company.

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Kevin Wilkins

Kevin Wilkins is a Councillor in the East Ward

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Matthew Downey

Matthew Downey is a Councillor for the East Ward.

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West Ward

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Sue Austen

Sue Austen was elected onto the Council in May 2015 and represents the West Ward.  She was elected as Deputy Mayor for 2019/2020 and is an ex-officio member of all Committee’s apart from the Tourism & Town Centre Committee.

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Alan Arnold

Arnie Arnold

Cllr Arnold has lived in the local area all of his life, moving to Ely 18 years ago.

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Christine Whelan

Christine has lived in the district since 2000 when she moved here with her partner shortly before their daughter was born.  Christine was elected to the Council in May 2015 and serves on the Recreation & Cemetery Committee and the Youth Forum.

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Dian Warman

Dian has lived in Ely since 2003 and was first elected to the Council in 2015.  She is passionate that local residents should be listened to and about the improvement of local transport.

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Rebecca Denness

Rebecca was elected as a Councillor to the City of Ely Council for the first time in 2019.

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Christopher Philips

Chris Phillips joined the Council in 2013 and in May 2015 was elected as one of the representatives for Ely South ward.

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North Ward

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan was elected to the City of Ely Council for the North Ward in the 2019 local elections.

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Sarah Bellow

Sarah Bellow is a Councillor for the North Ward

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Michael Rouse

Michael Rouse was born in Ely and is the longest serving member of the council having first been elected when the City Council was formed in 1974.  He served as Mayor from 1976-77.

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Alison Whelan

Alison moved to the district in 2000 from Norwich.  She lives with her partner and has 3 children, one of school age who goes to school locally.

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Edward Carlsson Browne

Edward was elected as a Councillor for Ely North in the 2019 elections.  He lives in the north of Ely with his wife and their pet ferrets.

Edward works in Cambridge as a Librarian.  In his spare time, Edward is a keen cyclist and enjoys tending his allotment on Bridge Fen.

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Ian Lindsay Cathedral Ward

Ian has been on the City of Ely Council since May 2014 and served as Chair to the Council and Mayor of the City of Ely from 2016 to May 2017.

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