Steve Gallant - Conservative Councillor for the Eastern Felixstowe ward and Leader of East Suffolk Council
Steve Gallant is the first Leader of East Suffolk Council, a ‘super district council’ created from the former Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Councils in April 2019.
East Suffolk Council is a local authority that stretches from Lowestoft in the north to Felixstowe in the south, from Framlingham in the west to Aldeburgh in the east. The district is a mosaic of different communities, large and small, which together creates the country's biggest non-metropolitan district council by population.
Until his retirement in 2013, Steve was the Police Commander for Felixstowe. He was first elected to the old Suffolk Coastal District Council in 2015, serving as cabinet member for Community Health.
Steve is particularly passionate about community issues; his portfolio includes chairing the newly created Strategic Community Partnership Board. Under his leadership, the East Suffolk Community Partnerships have been created. The scheme is an innovative new way for the Council, partners and communities to work together to ‘bring ideas to life’ by taking a solution-focussed approach to local priorities.
Steve is also an active member of Felixstowe Town Council, the Suffolk Public Sector Leader’s Group and is the local Armed Forces Champion for the Suffolk Armed Forces Community Covenant.
A resident of Suffolk for over twelve years, Steve has two children and four grandchildren. He lives in Felixstowe with his wife Sally and enjoys fishing, cycling and boating when time allows.
Read our East Suffolk manifesto here: https://www.eastsuffolkconservatives.org.uk/campaigns/towards-thriving-east-suffolk