Unitary Council Candidates

Elaine Aird

Elaine Aird has been a resident of Beverley St Mary’s Ward since 1979 when she and her family moved here from Lancashire. Her son has attended both the local primary and secondary schools. In the 1970s she obtained a mathematics degree from the Open University.

Walter Sweeney

Walter Sweeney is a solicitor and former Conservative M.P. He has lived in St. Mary's Ward for over twenty years. He and his wife Nuala, a consultant radiologist, have three daughters and run Newbegin House, which is Beverley's only five-star gold Bed & Breakfast.

Peter Stevens

Peter Stevens was born in Beverley and has always lived in the town. He was educated at Walkergate Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School, Longcroft Secondary and Longcroft Sixth Form. He now works for the National Health Service.

Bernard Gateshill

Bernard Gateshill has lived in the area all his life and has been resident in Beverley for nearly twenty years. He is married with three, now adult children, two of whom also live in Beverley.

Pauline Greenwood

Pauline Greenwood was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire where she was educated and married. She moved to the East Riding in 1955. She had 4 children and farmed near South Cave for many years. She moved to Cherry Burton in 2001 to retire!!

Kevin Beaumont

Kevin Beaumont is the son of a University Lecturer and Baptist minister and was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He has been involved in the Scouts movement from a teenager until his late 20s. In his 30s he worked for a specialist Deaf School and ultimately as Chair of Finance.

David Elvidge

David Elvidge was first elected to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council representing the Minster & Woodmansey Ward in 2011 following time on Beverley Town Council where he served as Mayor in 2009 – 2010.

Kerri Harold

Kerri Harold is proud to have represented the Minster and Woodmansey Ward since 2007, particularly as it is the area where she was born and raised. She is married to Roy and has 3 daughters. All her family have attended schools in Beverley.

Paul Nickerson

Paul Nickerson was born in Beverley Westwood Hospital and has lived in the area all his life. He runs his own small Digital Media business and is a volunteer director of a social enterprise that helps care leavers and other vulnerable people.

John Holtby

John Holtby has lived in Skirlaugh and in the East Riding of Yorkshire for all his life. He is an arable and livestock farmer on the farm where his family has farmed since 1890. He was High Sheriff of the area in 2011/12.