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Our County Council and PCC Candidates

The LibDem candidates for the Nottinghamshire County Council Election in May 2021 have been announced, along with our candidate for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). 

Here is the full list:

PCC - Cllr David Watts 

Beeston Central & Rylands - Cllr Barbara Carr

Bramcote & Beeston North - Cllr Steve Carr

Eastwood - Josie Marsters

Greasley & Brinsley - Carl Lewis

Nuthall & Kimberley - Reece Oliver

Stapleford and Broxtowe Central - Cllr Tim Hallam and Cllr Hannah Land

Toton, Chilwell & Attenborough - Graham Heal and Michael Rich



Afghanistan veteran Tim Hallam selected to fight Stapleford & Broxtowe Central

In 2008 after serving in the Royal Air Force for 10 years, including two tours of Afghanistan, Nottingham born Tim settled in Stapleford to raise his young family. Tim works for Bombardier in Derby as an engineering manager, where he is widely respected as an expert innovator and problem solver - skills he is currently using to great benefit for Stapleford as a Town and Borough Councillor.

Tim is the current Chair of Broxtowe Borough Council's Jobs & Economy Committee with responsibility for overseeing for some of the biggest projects in the Borough, including the £25m Towns Bid for Stapleford. 

The current County Councillors have been conspicuous by their absence over the last 4 years, and if elected Tim will be a hands on, proactive councillor. 

Frontline NHS worker Hannah Land for Stapleford & Broxtowe Central

Hannah grew up in Stapleford.  Following a university degree she lived and worked for the NHS in Oldham, moving back to Nottingham in 2016 to care for her mum.  She settled in Bramcote with her husband and currently works as an Occupational Therapist at QMC.  Throughout her life Hannah has played an active role in the community.  Volunteering for projects such as Oldham Street Angels and Emmanuel House.  Having joined the Liberal Democrat’s in 2017,  she was elected in 2019 to serve on Broxtowe Borough Council.  She has enjoyed representing the council on health matters, alongside dealing with community issues in Bramcote.  Hannah enjoys muddy dog walks with her hubby, music and singing.  She is an active member of St Nic’s church. 

Hannah is looking forward to representing you in Stapleford and Broxtowe Central at the County Council.  

Josie Marsters - Our candidate in Eastwood

am both honoured and delighted to be chosen to represent Eastwood for the County Council election on behalf of the Broxtowe Lib Dems.

I will continue with my  25 plus years of community service, twelve of which have been on Eastwood Town Council (and as Mayor in 2008/09) and four on Broxtowe Borough Council representing Eastwood 2015 - 2019.  I am committed to Eastwood having lived here for 35 years.  I take pride in my role as a Trustee at Age Concern Eastwood (almost 20 years); I am currently the Chair of Eastwood NHW and have served as a Trustee on the Eastwood Volunteer Bureau.  I was a school governor at Eastwood Comp until 2015.  During my 25 plus years I’ve raised in excess of £250k for local causes; organised successful events in Eastwood and Brinsley and believe I’ve proved I care about Eastwood.

I believe in localism – it’s carved into the first page of our party’s constitution, because we know positive change made on a street-by-street, person-by-person basis does more good than sweeping gestures from the top down.  Every Lib Dem candidate’s top priority is to fix the issues that are important to local residents.

International Showjumper chosen by LibDems to fight Nuthall and Kimberley seat

Reece Oliver is an international show-jumper and animal conservationist, who has been heavily involved in rescuing and rehabilitating wild animals. He has a passion for supporting conservation programs aimed at protecting and preserving endangered species. 

Reece commented, "I am delighted to stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming County Council elections . I have lived in Strelley Village for more than 20 years and it would be a great honour to represent the people of Strelley, Nuthall and Kimberley. It's time residents had someone  that will listen to everyone's views and a voice that will speak up for their needs and requests.  If elected I promise to try my hardest to ensure residents voices will be heard. As someone who lives and works in the division I understand the potential affect HS2 will have on you and your properties.  If elected, I will campaign to ensure everyone gets the best possible outcome.  I will fight for road improvements and to get an overall better deal for our area.  It's time for a change for Strelley, Nuthall and Kimberley. A fresh outlook is needed and I will ensure that you, the people, are put first.

Michael Rich selected for 2nd seat in Toton, Chilwell & Attenborough

I've lived in Stapleford since the mid 1970s and served as a Liberal Democrat on both the Town and Borough Councils for some years. I stood down from the Borough Council after my third term, during which I had been Council Leader. Last year I moved into a property in Toton. 
The Tory government has angered me so much with their arrogance, their deceitful and destructive Brexit and their incompetent handling of the Covid 19 pandemic, I was delighted when the LibDems approached me to stand in the County Council elections and I decided to come out of retirement if elected. I stand by the 2019 LibDem manifesto, which you can read at
The County Council cannot directly affect Westminster policy, but these local elections represent a time to take a stand and to send a signal that there are ways to make better decisions with better outcomes. LibDems kept the Tory party in check for a full five years during the coalition, we have had chaos since they ruled alone. I would welcome your support. 
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Graham Heal-First of 2 candidates selected for Toton, Chilwell & Attenborough

“Graham has lived in the area for over 25 years, first in Attenborough and latterly in Toton. He passionately believes that the local community should  be placed at the centre of all decisions affecting the community. To that end, he has spent the last 6 years immersed in local organisations and activities ranging from:

  • a volunteer for the Notts Wildlife Trust
  • Secretary of the Friends of Toton Fields Local Nature Reserve
  • founding member and, until recently,  Secretary of the Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum
  • trustee of Voluntary Action Broxtowe charity
  • trustee of CA Plus – a Nottingham-based charity focussed on providing financial services to charities.

Graham is proud to have played an instrumental role in producing the Neighbourhood Plan for Toton and West Chilwell. The Plan is in the final stages of being adopted by Broxtowe Council and so Graham’s current focus is helping to implement the key policies of the Plan – namely protecting and enhancing the environment of our area. He is a member of the Forum’s Environmental Focus Group and is currently working on identifying those mature & veteran trees that need protection. So, you are quite likely to see me out and about in the area taking measurements (and photographs) of our local trees!

The main reason I’m standing to represent you at County Hall is to ensure the residents of Toton, Chilwell and Attenborough have a strong voice when it comes to decisions made affecting our area – especially the transformational changes we can expect to see with the sale and re-development of Chetwynd Barracks and the development of the East Midlands Hub Station at Toton Sidings. Only someone who is immersed in local issues can truly represent local residents when it comes to decisions made at County Hall.”

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Carl Lewis - Our candidate for Greasley & Brinsley

Originally from Merseyside, I've lived in Greasley since 2015 when I resettled here, having served for over 10 years in the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

I love walking and being out exploring the local countryside with my wife Sue and our dog, including walking sections of the Robin Hood Way (lockdowns permitting!).

Having been made to feel welcomed by the local community over these last six years, I want to give something back. 

As an Engineer, I am interested in new technologies and their application in helping us all to live greener, more sustainable lifestyles. I want to support my local community in Greasley and Brinsley as we recover from this awful pandemic working to protect residents, businesses, and our local green spaces.

Barbara Carr selected for Beeston Central & Rylands

I’m delighted to have been selected as the LibDem County Council candidate for Beeston Central and Rylands.

I have lived in the Beeston area for over 30 years, brought up my son here, and I have been a Broxtowe Borough Councillor, alongside my husband Steve, since 2015.

Listening to residents of Beeston Central and Rylands and voicing their concerns and needs at the County Council is something I will do with passion and vigour. I will fight for improved services and a better deal for the area. 

Residents in Beeston North already know how hard I work for them all year round and I pledge to do the same for Beeston Central and Rylands.

I am a Trustee of Broxtowe Citizens Advice Bureau, Vice Chair of Broxtowe’s Housing Committee and a member of the Community Safety and Finance Committees.  I am retired from work and enjoy being able to dedicate all my time to supporting the local community.

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Steve Carr reselected

I’m Steve Carr and I have been the County Councillor for Bramcote and Beeston North since 2003.

It’s been a privilege to represent local residents and if elected again in May, I will continue to work hard and campaign for you all year round, not just when an election is due.

Many of you know me from our regular Focus leaflets and some will have seen me around the area dealing with casework and providing advice and information.  I am known for being easily contactable and responsive to residents.

Having been a Borough and County Cllr for 18 years I have a wealth of experience which I will use to benefit the residents I represent.

My wife and I have lived in the area for over 30 years and my son was educated in local schools. I have, and will continue to, work closely with local partners in order to progress some of the exciting projects coming up in the area, such as a new Leisure Centre and a new School.

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