Mr Chris Whitehouse

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Chris WhitehouseI was first elected to represent Newport West Ward on the Isle of Wight Council in May 2013. My main reason for standing for election was to engage with the five schools in and around Wellington Road, Newport, which lies at the heart of the Ward.

These schools are a huge asset to our local community but some are struggling to achieve the standards that are essential if we are to give our youngsters the life chances they deserve. The schools also have a huge impact upon the quality of life locally, particularly at school run time when traffic, litter and other issues are brought to the fore. A healthy and constructive dialogue between the schools and our local community is therefore essential.

I know that many people who voted for me are not normally Conservative voters. I greatly value and appreciate their support and in return pledge that I will work hard for our entire local community, leaving party politics on one side.

I was re-elected to represent you in May 2017 and after a short spell as Cabinet Member for Children's Services I moved to take up the role of Cabinet Secretary which enables me to focus on a range of different projects when issues emerge.

If you have any issue or concern that you would like to share with me, then please do give me a call or send me an email. I will then gladly take up the matter on your behalf or make an early appointment if necessary to pop round and meet you to discuss things in more detail.

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About Me

Name: Mr Chris Whitehouse
Political Group: Conservative
Electoral Division: Newport West
Address: 58 The Mall, Carisbrooke Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 1BW
Telephone: 754547
Biography: By profession, I am a public affairs consultant, advising a wide range of charities, campaigning organisations and businesses how to identify and achieve their objectives in the public policy environment. Piror to launching my current business I worked for 15 years in the Palace of Westminster for MPs and Lords from a wide range of political backgrounds.

My four children have all been educated at local schools and colleges(Carisbrooke College, Christ the King, the Isle of Wight College and former Archbishop King Middle School). My grandson attends Shalfleet Primary School.

Other than my family, my greatest achievement to date has been in working with the British Olympic Association to help bring the 2012 Games to London. In 2017, at the age of 57, I finally graduated from university with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Ethics from Heythrop College, London.

I am a Friend of Carisbrooke Castle Museum and a Sponsor of the UKSA Cowes-based Gipsy Moth IV in which Sir Francis Chichester first sailed around the world singlehandedly and which is now available for community and charitable use.

I am a Director of the Westminster Education Forum and have served as a governors of four schools, including as Chair of Governors of one.

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Meeting Attendance

The table below records the attendance over the last 12 months by the councillor at meetings of the full Council, Cabinet (for Cabinet members) and those committees and panels of which the councillor is a member.

Meeting Name Meeting Date Attended Meeting
Full Council 24/07/2019 Attendance
Full Council 15/05/2019 Attendance
Extra-Ordinary Meeting 13/03/2019 Attendance
Full Council 27/02/2019 Attendance
Full Council 16/01/2019 Attendance
Full Council 21/11/2018 Attendance