Stephen Court is standing as a candidate in the Cambridgeshire County Council elections in May for the March North and Waldersey division.
He is presently a councillor for March North on both March Town and Fenland District Councils.
He joined the Liberal Democrats in 1991, but only became active in 2007 when he stood for a district council seat in March. He was elected to the town council in a by-election in September 2013 and in the May 2015 elections not only retained his seat but won a district council seat too.
He has lived in March since 1973, when his father relocated with his job as a train driver for BR from their home town of Hartlepool to work in March.
After completing school in March, he went to study electrical engineering at Peterborough Technical college; the following year he was stationed in the maintenance department at the College as an apprentice electrician, working for the County Council. He has spent his career in education working in 3 colleges of further education since completing his apprenticeship.
One of the reasons Stephen decided to stand for County Council is that he knows through living in Fenland how one-sided local politics is, and that we needed somebody to break the mould of having of having a Conservative controlled council.
One of his biggest achievements as a councillor was helping to save the Estover Playing Field in March from developers. The field now belongs to March Town Council, who have set up a body to administer it and develop sports facilities.