Peter Turner is Essex born and bred. He is a widower with two adult children and four grandchildren. Peter lives in Long Melford just across the Suffolk border. He is director of an Ofsted rated “outstanding” fostering agency in North Essex. Peter, who also works as an independent social worker, recently became director of a football club and is working with the team towards the development of a new community and sports complex for all ages and abilities.
Peter has devoted much of his life to public service including over twenty years as a district and parish councillor in Black Notley. He was director of a pioneering child care charity. Peter also managed a successful adoption project and developed services for disabled children and their families. In a broad and varied career, Peter has also worked in London’s former docklands, gas and timber industries and for a film company. Peter has also been a school governor, Samaritan volunteer and is trustee of a local charity.
A team player, Peter believes passionately that more can be achieved if individuals and organisations work together. For many years he chaired the Great Notley forum and was determined to see a quality development. Peter is also keen to see an all party approach to the long term funding of our national health and social care services. He also believes in equal status for our mental and physical care services.
Peter wants to see new east/west rail and road links across the region, as well as improving access to London.
Peter has twice contested Braintree Constituency for the Liberal Democrats coming a respectable third. This time he is aiming to beat that on June 8th.