Name: Ian Shingler
Represents: Barton-le-Clay (single member ward)
Address: 14 Dane Road, Barton-le-Clay MK45 4QL
Tel: 01582 882090
Biography: I started out as a residents' association leader in Luton, making my first speech in a council meeting in Luton Town Hall as a representative of a coalition of residents' associations fighting over development in North Luton.
After moving to Barton-le-Clay I was persuaded to stand as a Liberal Democrat and won my first election to South Beds District Council in 1989, being re-elected five times.
In 2005 I became Bedfordshire County Councillor for Barton-le-Clay, Streatley and Sundon, becoming deputy leader of the opposition there shortly afterwards.
In 2009 I resigned from the Liberal Democrats because as an insider I felt that the party had lost its unique honesty and integrity, and was becoming as manipulative as the two main parties. The General Election the following year confirmed that view.
After a two year break I was elected to Central Bedfordshire Council as an independent councillor for Barton-le-Clay.
I'm now in my eighth term of office.
Local issues: these are many and varied. I'm proud to be a militant NIMBY. If my residents want or do not want something in my ward then I will always do my utmost to see they're satisfied
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