Lucy Hodge moved to Bath eleven years ago with her husband and three children, who attend senior school in the city. She has worked for fifteen years as an intensive care pharmacist in NHS hospitals, mostly in London, then for the last decade has had an administrative role in her husband’s writing business. She has an interest in our city’s approach to traffic and its impact on safety, air quality and quality of life. She has campaigned for improvements in infrastructure to enable safe walking and cycling around Bath, particularly for school children and the partially sighted. As a pharmacist, parent, and grateful recipient of the service, she will speak out in support of increased funding for the NHS. At this time of political uncertainty, with the Council’s budget significantly reduced, it is more important than ever to choose the right team to tackle difficult decisions and make sure the city works for its residents. Lucy is determined to improve access to democracy and will be proactive in taking forward issues raised by the Lansdown community.
32 Charlcombe Lane
Mark Elliott moved to Bath in the 1990’s, where he lives with his wife and two sons. Mark is enthusiastic about engaging local people in decision making on the things which affect their daily lives and their local environment. He is particularly concerned with the impact heavy traffic has on the city and wants to see genuine viable alternatives to getting in the car. He is alarmed by the looming housing crisis and wants a city where his children might be able to buy a house when they’re older. Mark works for a financial software company, providing him with years of insight and experience of the business world. In his spare time, Mark loves running the choir at Christ Church on Julian Road where he has been Director of Music for twenty-one years, and he is a passionate believer in the power of art and music to enrich lives and build communities.