NEWMAN - Liberal Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Doncaster
Address 14 Pool Drive, Hatchell Wood Park, Bessacarr, Doncaster
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01302 536 763
is 69 and lives in Bessacarr with his wife Sheila. They have four
children and six grandchildren who all live in the Doncaster area.
A Master of Arts Degree from Sheffield University in Historical
Diploma in Town Planning from University of London
Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute
on a number of Joint Local Authority Technical Planning Committees
of Yorkshire and Humber Region including Technical Panel of the
Regional Sports Council. Responsible for the production and publication
of the Regional Sport's Council Initial Appraisal of Sports Facilities
in the Region.
- present Planning consultancy
1973 - 1984 Chief Planner in Doncaster becoming Director of Planning
Principal Assistant City Planning Officer - City of Sheffield
Planning Officer, County of Berkshire, Lindsey in Lincolnshire
Planning Dept - Peak District National Park, Bristol.
Graham Newman has a background in local government. Throughout his
working life he has been a professional town planner moving from
the City of Sheffield where he held the position of Assistant City
planning Officer in 1973 to Doncaster, as Chief Planning Officer.
He was promoted to the position of Director of Planning for Doncaster
and retired in 1986.
local government service at a senior level will provide sound experience
that he can bring to the position of Elected Mayor.
regards local government as big business, representing the utilisation
of vast resources in manpower and finance. He feels that the people
of Doncaster, who are represented by the Council, need to be assured
that the Council they have elected to serve them will deliver an
efficient and effective service from which the whole community can
he left local government he took an interest in politics and joined
the Liberal Democrats because he saw in the party those aspects
of politics that he believes are important. In particular, he would
wish to see the people more closely involved in politics so that
they may play a greater part in decisions that affect them.
wants to see the local authority deliver value for money and provide
equal opportunities for all its citizens through good education
at every level, the creation of job opportunities and the support
of those parts of the Borough where environmental improvements and
greater benefits for the people are needed.
would wish to bring about a proper scrutiny of how the Council spends
money and uses the valuable resources of the people. He is concerned
about the influx of non-elected bodies and wants to secure a proper
working relationship between the elected Council, partners and business
wants to establish accountability in all levels of the Council's
Yorkshire and Humber Region of the Liberal Democrats are in full
support of Graham Newman's nomination.