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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Richard Hobbs

Richard is a third generation City Councillor and was first elected in 1993, serving Ely West Ward.  Richard now represents Ely East, both as a City and District Councillor having also served on the District Council since 1997.

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Dian Warman

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

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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 currently sits on the Assets and Acquisition and the Ely/Ribe Association Committees. She is also a member of the Traffic Working Group.

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Sheila Friend-Smith

Sheila has been active in local government since 1991 and during this time has been Chairman of East Cambridgeshire District Council and has served twice as Mayor of Ely.  She was awarded the MBE in June 2012 for services to local government in East Cambridgeshire.

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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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South Ward

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Mal Lansell

Mal was elected in 2015 as a councillor for Ely South Ward.  He sits on the Christmas Lights committee, and the CCTV and Transport working groups.

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Ian Lindsay

Ian has been on the City Council since May 2014 and was elected as Chair to the Council and Mayor of the City of Ely 2016/2017 at the Annual Council Meeting, 16th May 2016.  In the latter capacity he sits on all of the Council’s committees.

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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

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Alison Arnold

Alison joined the Council in 2011 by co-option and retained her seat in the May 2015 elections uncontested.  She is a North Ward Councillor.

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Peter Moakes

Peter came to Ely 14 years ago, has served two terms on the District Council, and was deputy leader and leader during that time

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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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Joanne Pearson Photo

Joanne Pearson

Jo is the Chair of the Recreation and Cemetery Committee and serves on the Personnel, Finance and Governance Committee, the Communications and PR Working Group and the Youth Forum.

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Councillor Vacancy

A decision as to whether this vacancy will be filled prior to the Parish Council elections of May 2019 will be decided at the next Full Council meeting on 11th February 2019.  For further information, please contact the Clerk to the Council on

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