Re-Elect John Fuller in Brooke Ward

Local District Council Elections 2019

Important local elections for South Norfolk Council are happening on Thursday May 2nd.  Polling stations open from 7am to 10pm.

Here in Brooke Ward John Fuller is the local Conservative candidate and he hopes that you will support him on polling day.

All across South Norfolk forty six Conservative community champions are standing in this election, each dedicated to solving local problems and growing a stronger economy and creating better lives for local people one family at a time, one street at a time and one place at a time.

The independent Boundary Commission has changed the local boundaries on which this election will be fought.  Brooke ward now comprises 2700 electors in Alpington • Bergh Apton • Brooke • Kirstead • Mundham • Seething • Yelverton and is represented by one Councillor on South Norfolk Council.

About John Fuller

John was born in Great Yarmouth fifty years ago and has lived in Brooke with wife Philippa and two daughters Susan and Laura for over twenty years and in Howe for five years before that.

He is an experienced Councillor and has served on South Norfolk Council for sixteen years including the last twelve years as Leader of the Council.

He is a someone who understands how to get the results local people want by working hard in public and private to achieve the right solutions to difficult problems even if it takes longer than some people might hope to get the right outcome.

At University in Reading, he gained a first-class degree in Agriculture and later in 1995 a Nuffield Scholarship to study advanced farming techniques in the United States.
He is proud to have supported many community and voluntary organisations over recent years.

He is looking forward to being more involved with the Tower146 Association in Seething. He has helped local sporting clubs like the Brooke Bowls, Tennis & Cricket clubs with grants and has supported allotments, play parks and other cultural events in nearby villages.

John has the proven enthusiasm, energy and commitment required to be a district councillor.

John has been a School Governor and is Chairman of the Districts Councils’ Network. He is a national expert on local government finance and has recently appeared on BBC News Channel, BBC Radio4’s Today program, Money Box Live and further interviews on Radio 5Live, Sky News and Radio Norfolk.

Having lived in Norfolk for most of his life he knows that the knowledge and experience gained locally and internationally helps him serve this rural ward effectively.

At home he has varied interests including having sailed across the Atlantic in a square-rigged ship and sailing more locally on the Norfolk Broads in Swallowtail, a traditional Broads sailing cruiser.

In warmer weather John likes to garden and tinker with his classic grey Fergie tractor.
He says “As an experienced Councillor I am fortunate that I am in a position to get things sorted for local people in the villages of Brooke ward and I derive a great deal of personal satisfaction getting results for those who come to me to help solve their problems.

John’s Election Address

South Norfolk Conservatives Local Elections Manifesto 2019

Download the South Norfolk Conservative’s Manifesto for South Norfolk here

About Me

I was born in Great Yarmouth 49 years ago and have lived in Brooke near Norwich with wife Philippa and two daughters Susan [21] and Laura [20] since 1997.

At University in Reading, I gained a first-class degree in Agriculture [1990] and later in 1995 a Nuffield Scholarship to study advanced farming techniques in the United States.

From 1998-2011, I was a Director of family firm of J & H Bunn in Great Yarmouth established as fertiliser manufacturers and agricultural merchants for over 190 years. Following sale of that business to new owners in March 2011, I am now responsible for managing the sellers’ remaining business interests.

I was first elected to South Norfolk Council in 2003 and led local Conservatives to take control of The Council in 2007.

A wide ranging business career in manufacturing and agriculture has helped me to being a commercial edge to the business of running a Council transforming it to run on business-like lines whilst freezing Council Tax in eight of the last ten years, whilst achieving first place nationally in a number of areas that maximise quality of life.

We are leading in areas of Localism, Housing & Planning,  Revenues & Benefits, Street Cleanliness & Recycling and South Norfolk contributes actively to the national District Councils’ Network.  The BBC ranks South Norfolk as one of the top-ten places to start a business and our Council has consistently received a top-ten new homes bonus of any district council in the country for housing delivery.  We have consistently delivered in excess of 1% of all affordable homes built in this country.   In 2017 the LGC magazine ranked South Norfolk as one of the top-six Councils nationwide.

I have been a member of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership for five years and have chaired the Greater Norwich Development Partnership.   I have previously Chaired of the Food, Drink & Agriculture Sector Group for Norfolk & Suffolk that aims to maximise the contribution of food & farming to the East Anglian economy.

At the Local Government Association am the Chairman of the District Councils’ Network and I lead Local Government Finance for the Conservative Party.

Separately I am a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme [LGPS] Advisory Board and also sit on the Fire Service Pensions Scheme Advisory Board and Chair their Cost Effectiveness Committee.

In 2015, I was appointed to the Minister’s CIL Review Panel.  I have represented the LGA in Parliament at various Select Committee hearings as a specialist witness on local Government financial matters and appeared  on Radio4’s Money Box Live and Today programmes during the year.

Contact Me

Councillor John Fuller
Leader of South Norfolk District Council Member for Brooke Ward

The Old Hall Coach House The Street Brooke Norwich Norfolk NR15 1LB

Phone +44 1508 558280
Mobile +44 7500 662255
SkypeID johnfuller

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