Our Councillors

The parliamentary boundaries in Norfolk changed for the 2010 General Election and will change again in 2024.  There are plans to review the constituency boundaries on a 5 yearly cycle in the future.  In view of the changing nature of the constituencies, the Liberal Democrat party decided to reorganise the local parties along district council lines from the beginning of 2018.   The local party is the Broadland District Liberal Democrat party and takes in the 27 wards in the Broadland District Council area.

The Broadland District Council area encompasses 48 parish, 3 town councils, and 12 parish meetings in 27 wards. You can see a map of the area here: Broadland District Map via Google

At the 2023 local elections, the Liberal Democrats formed an alliance to run the council and are working hard to deliver the commitments in our manifesto.  

There are currently 14 Liberal Democrat District Councillors at Broadland District Council and two of these are also Norfolk County Councillors. With your help we can make it more.

Collage of our councillors out and about in their communities

Names A - D

Paul Auber

District Councillor for Drayton
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
EMAIL:
pauber@icloud.com 
 
PHONE:
07850 675941
Councillor Paul Auber

Stuart Beadle

District Councillor for Reepham

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:

stuartbeadle@outlook.com 

PHONE:
01603 755373

Stuart is an experienced councillor having served on Broadland District Council before standing down in 2011, and was re-elected for the Reepham Ward in 2019 and 2023. He is the Portfolio Holder for Planning at the District Council.

He continues to serve on the Reepham High School and College Board of Governors, and was proud to have been Chair when the School bid for, designed, and built the Sixth form building, including recruitment of staff and students, and saw the first students graduate.

Stuart is a bricklayer by trade who studied at evening classes to enable him to go to the UEA as a mature student, graduating in International Politics and Economics. He is semi retired and a director of the family Damp Proofing and Timber Treatment business he started 30 years ago.

Councillor Stuart Beadle

David Britcher

Parish Councillor for Hellesdon SE.

CONTACT DETAILS:

EMAIL:
cllr_david_britcher@yahoo.co.uk 
 

PHONE:
01603 416208

 

Councillor David Britcher

Martin Callam

TownCouncillor for Sprowston
CONTACT DETAILS
EMAIL: 
 
PHONE: 
 

 

Councillor Martin Callam

Sue Catchpole

District Councillor for Aylsham

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:

sue.catchpoletel@btopenworld.com  

PHONE:
07786 435367

Sue was first elected as a District Councillor for Aylsham in 2018. Currently engaged in part-time voluntary work with a local advice agency, Sue lives with her husband, Richard, in Aylsham.  She has two adult sons and a history of business, science at UEA and HR at Norfolk County Council.

During her first year as a District Councillor, Sue served on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the Wellbeing Panel and is a representative on the Broadland Group of Children’s Centres Partnership Board. She finds it satisfying to be part of a committee, researching, contributing, discussing and making recommendations to the council.

“Attending meetings and staying on top of issues raised by local people has been my priority.  I try to seek and listen carefully to residents’ opinion so that I can truly represent local views.  I am committed to continuing to respond to concerns in a timely manner and to further develop the profile of both the town of Aylsham, and the surrounding villages, within Broadland District Council for the benefit of our residents.”

Councillor Sue Catchpole

Names E - L

Mark Goodman

District Councillor for Buxton, Lamas, and Brampton

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL: 
m.goodman.buxton@gmail.com 
 

PHONE:
07880 36056

 

 

Councillor Mark Goodman

Sue Holland

Leader of Broadland District Council, District Councillor for Spixworth and St Faiths

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL: 
s.holland.cllr@gmail.com

PHONE:
01603 789151

07488 323702

Sue joined her local parish council in  2015 to help out in community projects. She was elected as a District Councillor in 2019 and again in 2023 when she was also elected Leader of the Council.  She is committed to working hard for our area both in the local communities she lives and works in and across the wider Broadland area. 

Sue says "Much has changed in the years since I moved to the area over 30 years ago, but Broadland has retained its distinctive character in its urban and rural mix.  It is a lovely place to live.  I believe it is important that local people have a say in the running of their services and in planning and development in their area. I am keen to listen to residents and ensure their views area heard."

Councillor Sue Holland

Caroline Karimi-Ghovanlou

District Councillor for Taverham North, Chair of Taverham Parish Council

CONTACT DETAILS:

EMAIL:
caroline.broadlandlibdems@gmail.com

PHONE:

07870 818727

 

Councillor Caroline Kharimi-Ghovanlou

Names M - Z

Abu Miah

District Councillor for Aylsham

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL: 
anika05@mail.com

PHONE: 
07944 619889

 

Councillor Abu Miah

Steve Riley

County Councillor and District Councillor for Aylsham, Portfolio Holder for Finance at Broadland District Council

CONTACT DETAILS:

EMAIL: 
steve22002@hotmail.co.uk 

PHONE: 
07527627552

 

Councillor Steve Riley

Dan Roper

County Councillor for Hevingham and Spixowrth, District Councillor for Spixworth and St Faiths, Portfolio Holder for Transformation at Broadland District Council

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
danjroper@yahoo.com 

PHONE:
07920 441970

 

Councillor Dan Roper

Lisa Starling

District Councillor for Horsford and Felthorpe

CONTACT DETAILS

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PHONE:
 

Councillor Lisa Starling

Nich Starling

District Councillor for Horsford and Felthorpe

CONTACT DETAILS

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PHONE:
 

 

Councillor Nich Starling

Dave Thomas

District Councillor for Eynesford

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
davetldswn@yahoo.co.uk 

PHONE:
07903820140

Councillor Dave Thomas

Shane Ward

District Councillor for Hevingham

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
shanepward@outlook.com 

PHONE:
07570 338395

Councillor Shane Ward

Tony Yousefian

District Councillor for Taverham North

CONTACT DETAILS:

EMAIL: 
yousefian33@gmail.com 

PHONE: 
07899 968999

 

Councillor Tony Yousefian