Cllr Mike Conolly: District Councillor for Little Stour & Ashstone.
Mike Conolly was born in South London and educated at Dulwich College and Cambridge, where he took a languages degree. He is married to Lynne and has two adult children. Mike spent over 30 years in the retail food trade before moving to the District in 2002 to take up a job at Kent College in Canterbury, from which he retired in 2008. Mike was elected to the Council in 2008 and initially served on the Scrutiny and Governance Committees. Following the 2011 elections he was appointed to the Cabinet as Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance - essentially the Finance job.
Mike is an active member of St Mary's Church, Wingham, where he serves on the Parochial Church Council. Lynne and Mike are Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Organisers for Wingham and Preston