Here are the candidates standing for election to East Hampshire District Council on May 4.

Borough and district councils provide a range of public services to residents, including housing, planning and development control, waste management, environmental health, leisure and culture, licensing, parking, council tax and benefits administration, running elections, collecting business rates and community safety.

East Hampshire District Council is made up of 43 councillors elected every four years to oversee the provision of these services.

The overriding duty of councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them.

And ultimately, councillors are democratically accountable to the residents of their ward which is why it is so important to use your vote on May 4.

All councillors meet together for full council meetings six times a year. These are held in public, and are used to decide the council’s overall policies and set the budget each year.

The Herald and Post has invited every borough candidate standing for election in its Farnham and Haslemere circulation areas to submit 100 word profiles for the Thursday, April 27 edition of the paper.

Listed below are all the candidates standing for East Hampshire District Council in the May 4 local elections, with one council seat up for grabs per ward, unless specified otherwise:

Alton Amery:

Ian William Abbott (Labour)

Steve Hunt (Lib Dem)

Dami Sogbesan (Conservative)

Alton Ashdell:

Jennifer Diane Abbott (Labour)

Suzie Burns (Lib Dem)

Louis Mark Ward (Conservative)

Alton Eastbrooke:

William George Blake (Reform UK)

Steven Patrick Coatsworth (Lib Dem)

Tony Davis (Conservative)

Barbara Helen Tansey (Labour)

Alton Holybourne:

Samuel Jon Corlett (Lib Dem)

Donald Edward Hammond (Labour)

Graham Edward Hill (Conservative)

Alton Westbrooke:

Philip John Bennett (Conservative)

Vic Burbidge (Reform UK)

Nick O'Brien (Labour)

Emily Catherine Young (Lib Dem)

Alton Whitedown:

Ginny Boxall (Lib Dem)

Aaron Brett (Conservative)

Janice Mary Treacher (Labour)

Alton Wooteys:

Mark Boyce-Churn (Labour)

Colin Peter Jamieson (Conservative)

Matthew Frederick William Kellermann (Heritage Party - Keep Our Countryside Green)

Warren Timothy Jerome Moore (Lib Dem)

Bentworth & Froyle:

Tony Costigan (Conservative)

Caroline Footman (Green)

Binsted, Bentley & Selborne (two seats):

David Arnold Ashcroft (Conservative)

Phillip Roy Davies (Conservative)

Ben Hamlin (Labour)

Nicholas Andrew Milburn James (Lib Dem)

Bob Stammers (Lib Dem)

Bramshott & Liphook (three seats):

Liz Bisset (Green)

Peter Grant Bisset (Green)

Philip Richard Coghlan (Lib Dems)

Rob Evans (Lib Dems)

Angela Betty Langton Glass (Conservative)

Andria Clare Holdsworth (Labour)

David Eric Ilsley (Green)

Bill Mouland (Conservative)

Nick Sear (Conservative)

Geraldine Anne Sheedy (Labour Candidate)

John Michael Tough (Labour Candidate)

Buriton & East Meon:

Emma Joyce Clews (Labour)

Rob Mocatta (Conservative)

Richard Anthony Robinson (Lib Dem)

Clanfield (two seats):

Arthur Stuart Agate (Conservative Party Candidate)

Ken Moon (Conservative Party Candidate)

John David Smart (Lib Dems)

Christopher William James Tonge (Lib Dems)

Four Marks & Medstead (three seats):

Ilena Allsopp (Conservative)

Neal Alan Day (Conservative)

Alex Ehrmann (Lib Dem)

David Henry Foster (Conservative)

Joanna Nelson (Lib Dem)

Christopher John Oakes-Monger (Labour)

Robert Edmund Guthrie Peters (Labour)

Roland Edwin Richardson (Lib Dem)

Froxfield, Sheet & Steep:

Nick Drew (Conservative)

Christopher Edward Grey (Lib Dem)

Yvonne Mary Louise Heaton (Labour)


Lynsey Audra Conway (Lib Dem)

Tom Hanrahan (Conservative)

Headley (two seats):

Mark David Angear (Labour)

David George Jamieson (Lib Dem)

Richard Millard (Conservative)

Anthony John Williams (Conservative)

Horndean Catherington:

Sara Elizabeth Schillemore (Conservative)

Jonquil Nicola Tonge (Lib Dems)

Horndean Kings & Blendworth (two seats):

David Edward Evans (Conservative Party Candidate)

Christopher David John Hatter (Conservative Party Candidate)

Phill Humphries (Green)

Diane Patricia Smart (Lib Dems)

Horndean Murray:

Jack Hamilton Foster Ross (Conservative)

Elaine Woodard (Lib Dems)


Penny Flux (Whitehill & Bordon Community Party)

Richard John Hudson (Conservative)

Gareth James Rees (Labour Candidate)

Liss (two seats):

Keith Nigel Budden (Conservative)

Peter Doyle (Conservative)

Ian Raymond James (Green)

Howard Jeremy Linsley (Labour)

Roger Arthur Mullenger (Lib Dem)

Petersfield Bell Hill:

Gary Boller (Labour)

John Hilton (Green)

Jamie Matthews (Independent)

Russell Julian Oppenheimer (Conservative)

Petersfield Causeway:

Ros Carvell (Labour)

John Francis Hutchinson (Lib Dem)

Tom Ross (Conservative)

Petersfield Heath:

Sam David Ansell (Labour)

Louise Bevan (Lib Dem)

Julie Butler (Conservative)

Petersfield St Peter's:

Jeremy Franklin Abraham (Labour)

JC Crissey (Conservative)

David George Podger (Lib Dem)

Phil Shaw (Lib Dem)

Beth Svarovska (Conservative)

Ropley, Hawkley & Hangers:

Charles George Louisson (Conservative)

Jenny Stacy (Lib Dem)

Rowlands Castle:

Laurent Coffre (Green)

Luis Cook (Reform UK)

Charlene Jeanette Maines (Conservative)

Whitehill Chase (two seats):

Emmanuel Obumneke Anyanwu (Conservative)

Catherine Margaret Clark (Whitehill & Bordon Community Party)

Michael Antony Croucher (Lib Dem)

Sally Jane Pond (Conservative)

Andy Tree (Whitehill & Bordon Community Party)

Paul Richard Wigman (Lib Dem)

Whitehill Pinewood:

Jason Harry Guy (Green)

David John Hales (Conservative)

Trevor John Maroney (Independent)

Adeel Shah (Whitehill & Bordon Community Party)

Whitehill Hogmoor & Greatham (two seats):

SJ Bartlett (Conservative)

Adam Carew (Conservative)

Jane Margaret Crinnion (Labour)

Alison Mary Glasspool (Lib Dem)

Antony John Gray (Lib Dem)

Jessie Lily Jane Hickman (Labour)

Kirsty Tamara Kate Mitchell (Whitehill & Bordon Community Party)

Mike Steevens (Whitehill & Bordon Community Party)

Number of candidates per political party across all East Hampshire District Council wards:

Conservative: 42

Labour: 24

Lib Dems: 33

Reform UK: 3

Heritage Party – Keep Our ν Countryside Green: 1

Green: 9

Whitehill & Bordon Community Party: 6

Independent: 2

Number of wards contested by each party:

Conservative Party*: 30

Lib Dems: 25

Labour: 20

Green Party: 7

Reform UK: 3

Heritage Party – Keep Our Countryside Green: 1

* The Conservative Party is the only party contesting all 30 wards in East Hampshire.