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Liz Harsant
County Councillor for the Gainsborough Division

Empowering Our Communities

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Liz Harsant

Caring and Campaigning for our Community

I am currently a Suffolk County Councillor for the Gainsborough Division. This Division takes in the Rivers Estate of Holywells Ward with I represented for 22 years.  


I have been working with local residents in the Holywells Ward for 22 years and working with you in the Gainsborough Division for the last two years.

If you are in need of help or just need to talk I am always on the end of a phone. My mobile number is: 07789 684 153. 

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Suffolk County Councillor for the Gainsborough Division, Chairman of Suffolk County Council

Liz Harsant

I have been a resident of Ipswich for many years and a former borough councillor for 22 years. During that time I was Leader of Ipswich Borough Council empowering residents to improve their neighbourhoods and lives. I was widowed twelve years ago after we lost Russell to cancer. I have two daughters and six grandchildren. Since my husband died I have moved into the town centre ( I think they call this downsizing)! Politics has been in my blood since childhood and I enjoy working with residents to tackle issues and concerns that affect their everyday lives.



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Supporting Young Adults

Helping The Community

I want to see local Councils recognise the needs of our young adults in Ipswich and especially in Gainsborough and this is why I am so supportive of the BMX track which is now up and running and being used by local young people.

Protecting Our Neighbourhoods

For Generations to Come

Ipswich is renowned for its beautiful parks which provide residents with green spaces in which they can socialise, relax and play.  Gainsborough is fortunate to have Landseer Park and the Orwell Country Park on its doorstep.

Having established a Friends Group for Holywells Park I would support an initiative of this kind for Landseer Park.  A Friends Group enables communities to work together on improving the environment and complete projects that everyone within the community can enjoy and benefit from.  Some of the projects we have seen include wildflower planting, beehives, work parties and community social events.


Update to Orwell Bridge Closure 

Keeping us Moving

The Orwell Bridge has for many years caused local residents and visitors huge disruption when it is closed due to high winds.  

Following the hard work of Tom Hunt our Member of Parliament Highways England have made the necessary changes to ensure that the bridge can stay open during bad weather (within the realms of safety).

Get in Touch

If you would like to raise an issue of have any concerns that you would like to discuss with me please contact me on the link below. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Liz Harsant - County Councillor for the Gainsborough Division

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