Sue Bennett moved to Croydon when she got married and she and has been here ever since, she is married to Bill and has two grown up children, Claire and William.
Her special interests are Health, Social Services and Education, Sue has always been very involved in the community and was Chair of Croydon Citizens Advice Bureau she sat on the Board of the first Primary Care Group after the transition to fund holding GPs.
She has been a Governor of Harris Academy since the school opened in 2006 and worked for the charity Mencap, hence her interest in disability issues, she now works for Gavin Barwell MP as a case officer in the constituency office in Wickham Road.
Sue seeks to build on the terrific achievements of Cllr Janet Marshall.
Richard Chatterjee has been a Shirley Councillor since 2002 and is a civil servant with 16 years’ previous service as a hospital pharmacist. He has lived in Croydon since the age of 3 and has continued to be an active member of Woodside Baptist Church for 40 years. Married with three children, one of whom is still school age, he also enjoys playing the piano, quizzes and open-water swimming. He is a firm believer in family and community values.
Mike is a former Civil Servant who led Croydon Council from 2006-14. Married, with two young children, he has represented this area since 1998. Mike has always had a keen interest in education and the youth services in Shirley. He is currently a manager of the Shirley Youth and Community Centre. He was also a governor of Beckmead School in Monks Orchard Road, Shirley for over 10 years. Mike has opposed the inappropriate use of garden and back land sites for re-development in Shirley and was one of the main opponents of the plans by the Bethlem Hospital to build a Medium Secure Unit a few years ago. As Leader of the Council for 8 years, he is particularly proud of the way that financial stability was restored during his term of office, following the near-bankrupting of the borough under Labour.
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