Graham Newman

Association Chairman

FELIXSTOWE County Councillor Graham Newman was first elected Chairman of the Association in March 2018, and re-elected in March 2019.

As well as his County Council role - where he is Vice Chairman of the Council and Chairman of the Education Transport Appeals Committee - he was re-elected to Felixstowe Town Council in May 2019 as one of the four representative for the new Port Ward.  He also served as Mayor of Felixstowe for the 2018/9 Civic Year, during which time he raised £7,000 for two local charities.

Born and bred in and around the Epsom area in Surrey, (attending the same secondary school as former Prime Minister Sir John Major), he moved to East Anglia in 1972, where he served as a parish councillor at Great Horkesley near Colchester for eight years.  He moved to Felixstowe in 1992, and was first elected to the County Council in May 2005.  He was subsequently elected to the Town Council in a by-election in February 2009, and served as Mayor in the 2014/5 Civic Year.

His professional career was with BT, first as a telephone network design engineer and later as manager in its technical publications unit.  He then became self-employed in print, publishing and distribution.  His interests are walking, cycling and transport, and he currently chairs Felixstowe Travel Watch - which promotes, and campaigns for improvements to, public transport.

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See Also

Sir Michael Bunbury

President, Suffolk Coastal Conservative Association

SIR MICHAEL BUNBURY was elected President of Suffolk Coastal Conservative Association at its March 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Contact Sir Michael




Dr Geoff Holdcroft

Association Vice Chairman

Geoff has lived in Suffolk Coastal over 30 years and in Woodbridge for nearly 10.  He hold degrees in chemistry, business and law. Geoff worked at BT for 24 years, first as a scientist and then later establishing new businesses, before taking early retirement. He is married to Yvonne.

CPF ORGANISER: James Mallinder

Conservative Policy Forum Organiser

JAMES has been appointed to run the Association's branch of the Conservative Policy Forum.

After relocating from London a number of years ago, a change in lifestyle included a greater commitment to volunteering in the local community . 


Conservative Women's Organisation (CWO) Chairman

GEORGINA Allan, who lives in Woodbridge, is the Chairman of the Conservative Women's Organisation of Suffolk Coastal Conservative Association