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Brief profile of Graham Newman, candidate for Mayor of Doncaster.

GRAHAM NEWMAN - Liberal Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Doncaster


Home Address 14 Pool Drive, Hatchell Wood Park, Bessacarr, Doncaster DN4 6UX
E-mail Tel: 01302 536 763

Graham 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 Archaeology.
Diploma in Town Planning from University of London
Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Served 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.

1987 - 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.

His local government service at a senior level will provide sound experience that he can bring to the position of Elected Mayor.

He 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 benefit.

When 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.

He 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.

He 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 interests.

He wants to establish accountability in all levels of the Council's business.

The Yorkshire and Humber Region of the Liberal Democrats are in full support of Graham Newman's nomination.

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