Ian Lewis was elected to Wirral Council in 2016, representing Wallasey Ward, and the seat originally held by respected, well-known former Councillor Kate Wood. Before that, he was the first-ever Conservative Councillor for Leasowe & Moreton East (2008-12 and 2013-14). Ian was also election agent to the late Chris Blakeley.
Ian has lived in Wallasey since 1994 and, before that lived in Meols, after his parents moved from Huyton in 1980. Ian attended Great Meols Primary School, Hilbre High School and then Wirral Met College before joining a Youth Training Scheme with the then Abbey National Building Society. He went onto work in debt advice and later promoting modern apprenticeships to school leavers.
Ian has also volunteered with a range of local organisations, including the Leasowe Play Youth & Community Association, and supports the Wallasey Village Library Friends, Wallasey Village People and the Friends of Harrison Park.
Ian is a former governor on local primary and special schools and is now a member of the Council's new Housing Committee.
Unafraid to challenge his own party colleagues, Ian has voted against the 'Bedroom Tax' (because of the lack of alternative options for tenants) and, more recently, to increase the pay of our NHS nurseing staff.
Our Plan for Wallasey:
- More police: 372 extra officers recruited by Merseyside Police since the last election
- Fixing roads: we have nominated 50 roads and pavements for repair this year
- No cycle chaos: working with residents and businesses to stop the current route
- Invest in our shopping areas: Liscard has been left behind by Labour in favour of Birkenhead
- Protecting our green spaces: including The Dips, Cross Lane fields and our local parks
- Supporting community services: reopening the post office and improving the local library