Mike Lucas-Gill has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the Rochford by-election. Mike is standing in this by-election, which has been called due to the sudden and sad loss of his wife Jill Lucas-Gill.
Mike is standing to continue the work that Jill started, but unfortunately did not complete. Mike has lived in the district for over 50 years, 30 of these in Rochford itself. Some of you might remember Mike from the hardware shop (Home Plus 2) that he ran with Jill in the market square for over 10 years.
As for experience, Mike has served as a parish councillor at Rochford Parish Council for a period of time, so have had experience of local government at that level. Having lived in the ward for 30 years, Mike is passionate about keeping Rochford a safe, healthy and enjoyable place to live, for all residents.
The residents will be Mike's first priority, with District matters coming second, unless they directly affect residents.