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Ed Maxfield - Group Leader
Division: Mundesley
First Elected: 04 May 2017

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

Because I have spent a lifetime promoting liberal values of openness, tolerance and freedom and

being a CountyCouncillor allows me to hold Power to account against those values on behalf of the

people I represent.

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Steffan Aquarone - Deputy Group Leader
Division: Melton Constable
First Elected: 04 May 2017
01603 327 827 | steffan.aquarone.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

I believe in taking power away from people or institutions that have inherited it or obtained it via priviledge, and

giving it back to the people it affects.

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Marie Strong - Group Chair
Division: Wells 

First Elected: 4 June 2009
07920 286597 | marie.strong.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

My division is arguably the most beautiful in the county and is also very rural hence conversations with my

constituents are about affordable housing and transport, roads and schools, library buses and children's centres,

broadband and phone connectivity. We have little time for party politics and since our county group refuses to have a

whipping system constituents are assured I vote for them and their needs. I joined the liberal democrats because like

others I find them to be the most palatable.

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Eric Seward
Division: North Walsham East 

First Elected: 24 October 2013

01692 403784 | eric.seward.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

I believe that serving our communities should come first, and that we should not be driven by ideology or dogma.

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Tim East
Division: Costessey
First Elected: 01 May 1997 01603 743241| tim.east.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

Should I not agree with the majority view, I'm not ostracised or excluded or even thrown out of the party.

The Lib Dems are not dependent on or influenced by the unions, unlike Labour, or big business, as are the Tories,

for financial support.

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John Timewell
Division: North Walsham West and Erpingham
First Elected: 02 May 2013

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

Because our party does not condone the Whipping system.

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Dan Roper
Division: Hevingham and Spixworth
First Elected: 02 May 2013
07920 441970 | daniel.roper.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

I am an egalitarian who believes politics should empower people to fulfill their potential.

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Tim Adams
Division: Cromer
First Elected: 04 May 2017

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

I joined the Liberal Democrats because they have both the energy, and genuine desire to make life

better for people and address the most serious issues when representing residents of Norfolk.

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Sarah Butikofer
Division: Holt
First Elected: 04 May 2017

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

I am a Liberal Democrat as it is the only party that reflects my personal values and aspirations for

our communities, and allows me to work unhindered with them to achieve the very best we can


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David Harrison
Division: Aylsham
First Elected: 23 November 2007

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

I believe in social democracy, human rights and that the state can provide services just as well as

the private sector.

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Brian Watkins
Division: Eaton
First Elected: 02 May 2013

01603 259306 | brian.watkins.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

Why am I a Liberal Democrat?

Back in the 1970s, I saw Harold Wilson and Ted Heath as the grey men of British politics. Along with

many young people at the time I wanted to be inspired, and I put my faith in the Liberals to bring

about change for the better. Nowadays, the Lib Dems remain the only party that is truly

internationalist, that combines economic competence with strong public services, and

enthusiastically promotes diversity and social justice.