VOTERS head to the polls in the Forest of Dean next month and all the candidates standing have now been announced.

The Forest of Dean District Council is among the many authorities across the country which are due to hold elections on May 4.

In Gloucestershire, there are three district councils which are due to hold elections, the others are Cotswold and Tewkesbury.

There are 38 seats at the district council. The authority is responsible for providing a number of services such as waste collection, running leisure facilities, providing council housing, and making planning decisions.

And the current minority-administration at Coleford is led by the Progressive Independents group which has a total of seven councillors.

There are seven Greens, six Conservatives and half a dozen councillors form the Independent Group.

There are four members in the Independent Alliance Group, three Labour councillors, and two Liberal Democrats. And three other councillors are part of the Independent Group 2.

Here are all of the candidates standing for elections at the Forest of Dean District Council this year.

Berry Hill

Scott Baine – Independent

Nigel John Bluett – Independent

Clive Stuart Dunning – Conservative Party

Jamie Elsmore – Independent

Tim Gwilliam – Independent

Richard Noel Henson – Green Party

Valerie Mair Nurden – Conservative Party

Stephen James Yeates – Green Party


Alison Jennifer Bruce – Green Party

Barry Lester Faulkner – Labour Party

Emma Gleave – Independent

Alan Philip Grant – Independent

Paul John Hiett – Independent

Beth Llewellyn – Green Party

Sarah Price – Conservative Party

Rob Whittaker – Conservative Party

Cinderford East

Alan Roy John Bensted – Conservative Party

Matt Bishop – Labour Party

Jeremy Paul Charlton-Wright – Independent

Freda Annis Gittos – Conservative Party

Di Martin – Labour Party

Cinderford West

John Alan Clissold – Conservative Party

Andrew John Bowen – Conservative Party

Jacob Edward Sanders – Labour Party

Lynn Iris Sterry – Independent

Mark David Turner – Independent


Carole Ann Allaway-Martin – Conservative Party

Clive Terence Elsmore – Independent

Patrick Joseph Kyne – Labour Party

Rachel Emma Lane – Green Party

Joseph John Edward Price – Conservative Party

Denis Riley – Conservative Party

Peer Andrew James Taylor – Liberal Democrats

Ian Richard Whitburn – Independent


Eli Heathfield – Conservative Party

Gill Kilmurray – Liberal Democrat

Hartpury and Redmarley

Philip Howard Joseph Burford – Independent

David Anthony Gregory – Green Party

John Edward Thomas Turvill – Green Party

Clayton Dean Williams – Conservative Party

Geoff Woodyatt – Conservative Party

Longhope and Huntley

John Charles Francis – Independent

Gary Allan James Nicholas – Conservative Party

Jeremy Paul Rebbeck – Independent

Venk Shenoi – Conservative Party

David Stephen Tradgett – Green Party

Alan Stephen Wood – Independent


Rosie Ker – Conservative Party

Sid Phelps – Green Party

Lydney East

James Arthur Bevan – Independent

Andy Hewlett – Labour Party

Elliot David James – Conservative Patty

Julie Kirkham – Conservative Party

Andrew Raymond McDermin – Green party

Alan Preest – Conservative Party

Claire Vaughan – Independent

Lydney North

Jane Margaret Carr – Green Party

Harry Joseph Ives – Conservative Party

Lydney West and Aylburton

Mark Topping – Green Party

Will Windsor-Clive – Conservative Party

Mitcheldean Ruardean and Drybrook

Steward John Bean – Liberal Democrats

Thom Forester – Independent

Jackie Fraser – Green Party

Andrew Gardiner – Independent

Tracy Jane Heathfield – Conservative Party

Guy Damian Hollier – Conservative Party

Pam Plummer – Conservative Party

Trevor Benjamin Roach – Green Party

Shaun Stammers – Labour Party

Newent and Taynton

Jonathon Edward Beeston – Conservative Party

Maria Ann Edey – Conservative Party

Julia Denise Gooch – Independent

Julie Hudson – Liberal Democrats

Gill Moseley – Liberal Democrats

Martin Burnell Roper – Liberal Democrats

Nick Winter – Conservative Party

Newland and Sling

David Andrew John Wheeler – Green Party

Pam Woodyattt – Conservative Party


Richard George Ashton – Independent

Richard William Burton – Green Party

Andy Moore – Green Party

Kevin Brian Oversby – Conservative Party

Carol Lesley Gordon Thomas – Conservative Party


Jackie Dale – Green Party

Alison Wendy Taylor – Conservative Party


James Richard Green – Liberal Democrats

Bernie O’Neill – Independent

Judy Parsons – Conservative Party

St Briavels

Rose Marie Collins – Independent

Chris Mcfarling – Green Party

Roger Burgess Newton – Conservative Party


Adrian Birch – Green Party

Gethyn Joffre Davies – Independent

Maria Jane Edwards – Independent

Nick Evans – Conservative Party

Gareth Hughes – Conservative Party

Jan Koning – Liberal Democrats

Johnathan Lane – Green Party

Julian Paul McGhee-Sumner – Conservative Party


Suzanne Patricia Bowen – Conservative Party

Simon Charles Phelps – Independent