City Councillors:Heysham South Ward
Councillor Colin Hartley
Colin is a ‘sandgrown un’. He was born in Queen Victoria Hospital, Morecambe to parents who ran Swindells fish and chip shop on Queen Street where he earned his pocket money making chips after school. He was Christened at Morecambe Parish Church and attended Poulton-le-Sands Primary School. Colin attended secondary school at Skerton then Morecambe High 6th form. After leaving school he worked for the public sector in Lancaster . Until his early retirement he was based in Blackpool. He says he's very lucky to be married to Elaine who is fantastic! Not only that but she is a hard working leafleter and supporter on canvass sessions. They are proud to have a lovely daughter, Kate, and a fantastic son-in-law, Tom. Colin was elected to the council in May 2015. He serves on a number of Council Committee’s including Licencing, Budget & Performance and is Chair of the Standards Committee. He's a Magistrate, Vice Chair of Governors at Mossgate Primary School and a hospital governor at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust. Colin is active in the community and has campaigned against the closure of services at the RLI (pharmacy sell-off) and the Altham Meadows dementia centre in Morecambe, for a freeze on energy bills and for the retention of two fully crewed fire engines in Lancaster. He continues to campaign and help Heysham's residents with their problems. Find out more about Colin on the Lancaster City Council website.
Councillor Alan Biddulph
Alan is a well known and liked community activist. He is married with three grown up children and four grandchildren and is passionate about education. He is a local school governor. Alan is a keen supporter of the arts and has sat on the Grand Theatre management board as well as been a producer and performer. He is founder member of the Morecambe Bay Credit Union and understands all too well the pressures put on families and the dangers posed by legal loan sharks. He was a key campaigner for the Heysham Link Road which he says is vital to bring jobs to Heysham. Alan loves living in Heysham and works hard for all the residents in Heysham South. Find out more about Alan on the Lancaster City Council website.