Ian was first elected County Councillor for the Ploughley Division in May 2017. He has lived in the heart of the Division, in Ardley with Fewcott, for the past 25 years.
Ian is passionate about the needs of the rural community from protecting each village’s unique heritage to broadband connectivity and tackling rural isolation, improving local roads, and supporting the rural economy. He wants to ensure these interests are robustly represented at County Hall.
Since becoming a County Councillor, Ian has focused on local community concerns. He has campaigned to secure funding for safety improvements to the Wendlebury bus stop, helped restore community bus routes, pushed for the installation of a pedestrian crossing at Heyford Park School, campaigned for funding for communities that will be impacted by HS2, East-West Rail and the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, worked to hold the owners of Finmere quarry to account over odour and noise pollution and worked with local Councils and other agencies to reduce local flood risks.
He has also championed local community groups and volunteer organisations that are working to support residents and villages across the Division.
The Ploughley Division comprises the Parishes of; Ardley with Fewcott, Bainton, Baynards Green, Blackthorn, Caulcott, Chesterton, Cottisford, Finmere, Fringford, Fulwell, Godington, Hardwick with Tusmore, Hethe, Heyford Park, Juniper Hill, Launton, Little Chesterton, Lower Heyford, Middleton Stoney, Mixbury, Newton Morrell, Newton Purcell, Stoke Lyne, Stratton Audley, and Upper Heyford.