I am married to Katherine and have two stepchildren. Ipswich has always been our home and we run our small businesses here too. It is a great place to live as we are just an hour from London and have a vibrant waterfront area.
I was elected at the County Councillor for the Bixley Division in May 2016. The Bixley Division is located in east Ipswich. At Suffolk County Council, I am currently the Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Communities and Waste.
Being a Councillor means that I can have an impact on decisions that affect my local community. There are many issues residents raise with me, but the majority of them are highways related. This is due to the overspill from Ipswich Hospital related to the lack of adequate parking there.
I am always happy to hear from local residents on these type of issues and others and will do my best to help if there is a solution that the County Council can help with.
I can be contacted at Paul.West@suffolk.gov.uk