Cllr Chris Whitehouse (Newport West)

Chris Whitehouse is the IW Councillor for Newport West. He was first elected in May 2013, and re-elected in May 2017.

ABOUT CHRIS
Chris lives to the west of Newport with his wife, Anni, and their four teenage children, all educated at local schools. He knows Carisbrooke and Newport well having lived on the Island for over 10 years.

A keen supporter of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and a Friend of the Carisbrooke Castle Museum, Chris is also a former governor of four schools, a Director of the Westminster Education Forum and the Westminster Health Forum. He is determined to put his detailed knowledge of health and education policy to good use to drive up standards in our local schools and ensure that changes to the NHS put the needs of patients first, particularly for the Island’s significant elderly population.

He is working hard to solve traffic problems in and around Wellington Road during the daily school run and successfully campaigned to remove the no-entry sign from Chapel Street to help residents get into Newport and out to the east more easily.

A regular worshiper at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Newport, he has a Knighthood awarded by the Pope John Paul II for his work in politics, and he is a qualified Scuba Rescue Diver.

More information about Chris Whitehouse can be found by visiting his council webpage, which is linked to on the left of this page.

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