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Thurlton ward – James Knight

Your Conservative Councillors for Thurlton ward

Thurlton ward comprises 2600 electors in Aldeby • Burgh St. Peter • Gillingham • Haddiscoe • Thurlton • Toft Monks • Wheatacre and is represented by one Councillor on South Norfolk Council

All across South Norfolk forty six Conservative community champions are standing in this election, each dedicated to solving local problems and growing a stronger economy and creating better lives for local people one family at a time, one street at a time and one place at a time. Here in Thurlton ward James Knight is the Conservative Councillor who works to improve your lives.

About James

James is Norfolk born & bred and runs a holiday business in Norfolk. He is married to Ruth, and they have two teenage daughters – Alex & Charlotte. A former surveyor, he has a wide knowledge of building, infrastructure projects and planning, as well as IT and law. He is very familiar with the challenges of living and working in a rural area.

He is thrilled with our progress in delivering rural broadband but now wants to campaign for better mobile phone coverage in the countryside areas. He believes in supporting sustainable business – both environmentally and economically – leading by example with his own business which was an early adopter of renewable power, energy reduction and recycling, winning the prestigious David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award on ten occasions.

He is committed to working collaboratively with other rural businesses and the local community, to help support job creation and economic growth in the area. He is proud to be a volunteer director at Clinks Care Farm at Toft Monks, which does so much to help those in need at a difficult times in their lives. He is passionate about the Norfolk Broads, spending his spare time messing about in boats, whilst campaigning actively for proper accountability and better governance at the Broads Authority.

James has the enthusiasm, energy and commitment required to be a district councillor. He loves learning – especially about engineering, science and emerging technologies – and treats every day as a school day. He is also a keen recreational cyclist who enjoys travelling along our rural highways and byways. He cares about people and knows his local area well, and will be an effective community champion for residents.

He says “If elected I hope to be in a position to get things sorted for local people in local villages. “I derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from helping those who come to me to solve their problems, and I hope that you will support me at the polls

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