People

Melanie Vigo di Gallidoro - Pakefield

Having lived in Pakefield for over 43 years, it has been a privilege to represent the people of Pakefield and Carlton Colville on Suffolk County Council since May 2017.

Colin Noble - Row Heath

I have been a County Councillor since 2006 and was Leader of the Council from May 2015 to May 2018. I have previously served as the Cabinet Member for Finance and for Adult Social Care. Away from politics, I run a consultancy in land and planning and I’m a third-generation builder.

James Finch - Stour Valley

I am married to Jeannette with two grown-up sons. I am now retired, having spent most of my working life in the corporate world in the agricultural, chemical and biological industries.

Nick Gowrley - Stowmarket South

My wife and I have lived in Stowmarket since 1991. Following redundancy from Mid Suffolk District Council, where I had worked for almost 24 years, I took early retirement.

Chris Chambers - St Margaret's and Westgate

I was born in Ipswich and raised just outside the town in the village of Tattingstone on the Shotley Peninsula. I moved back to Ipswich in 2014 with my wife Magdalena. We have a son, Jack, born in October 2017.

Colin Spence - Sudbury East and Waldingfield

I was born in Sudbury and still live there with my wife. I have been the Suffolk County Councillor for the Sudbury East and Waldingfield (Acton, Chilton, Great and Little Waldingfield) Division since May 2005. I’m now into my 14th year of service to the town and immediate area.

Karen Soons - Thingoe South

I became a County Councillor in May 2017, having lived in Suffolk for nearly 30 years with my husband Martin and our four children. It is my pleasure to represent Thingoe South Division. The Division includes 20 hamlets/villages south of Bury St Edmunds.

Rebecca Hopfensperger - Thingoe North

I’ve lived in Bury St Edmunds and its surrounds all my life. I am married to Paul and we have two young boys. Paul and I run our own personal wellness business in Bury town centre and are both serving Borough Councillors.