Tony Cherry is a strong local champion demanding better for Clevedon East. He has just retired as a Partner in an international law firm where he advised household name companies and was COO controlling a £70million budget. His hobbies are sailing and helping his wife keep bees! Tony currently improves his community through a number of voluntary roles in his spare time.
Tony is a Trustee of the Bristol Music Trust (which runs Colston Hall). As Chair of the Finance Committee, he has oversight of the £48.8m transformation project. He is a Director of the Cabot Learning Federation, educating 9500 children in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset and chairs the Regional Maths Hub.
As immediate past chair of Business in the Community in the South West, he set a clear agenda to improve employment readiness for all children in the region.
Tony will give East Clevedon a strong, fresh voice on North Somerset Council, bringing vision and strategic insight to the future of our town through his vast experience of Business, Law, Education and the Arts.
Tony's Fresh Vision For Clevedon:
Us and Bristol
The Conservative Council failed to join the West of England Combined Authority, missing out on government money that goes to Bristol, Bath and South Glos. For jobs, leisure and tourism we need
to play our full part in our City region. I will fight for cheaper, more frequent bus services and direct peak hour services to and from Yatton station
Weston in Gordano in Tory Council Leader Nigel Ashton’s ward has an expensive traffic calming scheme. East Clevedon would benefit from the same expenditure, starting near St Nicholas Chantry school, to improve safety for young and old alike.
A Better Town Centre
Helping town centres flourish in the age of Internet shopping is a nationwide challenge. Parking enforcement isn’t working so we should try modern “shared space”
approaches to make the Triangle a better, safer space for all, especially our older neighbours and children. I will work with the BID team to find the best solutions.
Tony says "I have lived in East Clevedon for 17 years and raised my family here. I am new to Party politics but believe only councillors with a party behind them can have any real influence in Council. If you share my Liberal Democrat values of fairness and equity at the centre of politics, please support me."