WOODBRIDGE (SCDC): Colin Hedgley

COLIN HEDGLEY was raised in North London and moved to Great Bealings five years ago. On leaving school he joined the Royal Navy in which he served for thirty four years the last eight being on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

WOODBRIDGE (SCDC): Patti Mulcahy

PATTI MULCAHY has lived in Suffolk for 18 years and in Woodbridge for six years. She holds a business degree and worked in the logistics/airline industry in the United States for 20 years.

WOODBRIDGE (SCDC): Dr Geoff Holdcroft

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.

Dr Thérèse Coffey

DR THERESE COFFEY, who has been the Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal since 2010, was re-elected at the General Election held on on 8th June 2017. She succeeded John Selwyn Gummer, who had been the MP between 1979 and 2010.


SUFFOLK'S Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore lives with his wife Heather and their three sons in north Suffolk . He was born in Felixstowe before the family moved to the village of Witnesham near Ipswich – a town he knows particularly well.


RUSS RAINGER and his wife have lived in Suffolk since 2008. He joined the Snape Parish Council in 2014, taking an interest in the delivery of the Community Emergency Plan, along with matters around the operation of Sizewell A and B sites and of course the proposed Sizewell C construction.

BLYTHING: Richard Smith

RICHARD SMITH, who has been the County Councillor for Aldeburgh & Leiston since 2010, will be contesting the Blything division, which includes Saxmundham where he now lives.


GRAHAM NEWMAN has been a Suffolk County Councillor for Felixstowe Coastal since 2005 and has a proven record of delivering for the town. He has held Cabinet positions in Adult Care, Children’s Services & Education; and Roads & Transport.


STEVE WILES has always had an active interest in local and national politics; this interest became a passion two years ago when he was elected to serve on the Felixstowe Town Council. From day one, he has been busy on several committees, helping to shape the day to day lives of our community.