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Beverley Town Councillors

In these difficult times our councillors clap for the key workers.

Councillors of Beverley Town Council clap for key workers in the NHS and elsewhere.

Posted by Liberal Democrats St Mary's Ward, Beverley, East Riding on Thursday, 30 April 2020
Peter Astell
Tom Astell
Dave Boynton
Denis Healy
David Horsley

David has spent most of his life in Beverley. At Walkergate Infants and St Mary's Boys (then up Gallows Lane) he learnt to love the town and take pride in its long history. His grandad, John Acklam, was a proud Liberal, so David soon began to deliver Liberal Leaflets and even to visit each door in the Maison-des Dieu in Morton Lane opposite the family home, asking if they needed a lift to the polling station.

He joined the fight by the new Civic Society to prevent the demolition of one side of all the main roads in Beverley and North Bar to allow road widening so that the town would not be such a block to traffic: Yes, there really were planners like that. These were his university years and he spent four years teaching in Africa (Sierra Leone) before returning to Beverley.

As History Master at Hull Trinity House School he was very busy, but still was active, supporting Liberal Councillors in Beverley. He had to retire early, partly due to his own heart condition and partly the need to support his mother. At this point he played a leading part in restoring a Beverley Town Council. He was a councillor for eight years including a year as mayor, and last year again became a Town Councillor.

Linda Johnson
Linda has lived in the East Riding for almost three decades and had a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry before going into local politics after retirement. She serves as a local Methodist preacher and as a governor of East Riding College. A passionate believer in fairness, equality, environmentalism, common sense and public services, Linda works tirelessly to help local residents.

Councillor David Tucker