Councillor Sue Sanderson
We moved to Backbarrow in November 1986 into a brand new house (in fact not quite finished!) on Water Close. Our son Alistair was 4 and started at Leven Valley Primary School in Reception, in fact to help him settle in they used our house as a project as it was still under construction. My husband was Headteacher at Langdale School and I taught in Barrow and Ulverston, We have lived here ever since, I was Headteacher of a primary school and a secondary special school. I am Vice Chair governor at Leven valley Primary School and Chair of governors at Sandside Lodge School. I have been a member of St Anne’s Church and edit the Parish Community magazine. I was elected to the Parish and District Council nearly four years ago and to the County Council in May 2015. I am Cabinet member for the Environment and People (otherwise known as the bin lady! ) for SLDC. When I was elected I wanted to improve the A590, resolve the Backbarrow Ironworks site and expand recycling across the District, we are making progress on all three and the Parish Council has played a key part.
Councillor Gordon Eccleston
Councillor Cath Stoddart
I’ve lived in the parish all my life, just as my parents did.
I worked at Hollow Oak Nursing Home as a carer for 27 years.
I’ve seen lots of change in the parish, both good and bad.
Living in the parish for the last 63 years, I hope my knowledge and background will help me to support issues.