Candidates hoping for election to the city council

liberalram'Katie Condliffe, new Liberal Democrat candidate standing in Stannington in May 2012
liberalram'Katie Condliffe, new Liberal Democrat candidate standing in Stannington in May 2012
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A MIX of old hands and new faces has been selected to replace eight Lib Dem councillors standing down at the May local elections in Sheffield.

Working mum Sue Alston, a part-time midwife at the Jessop Wing maternity unit and a member of the party for the last 24 years, is standing in Fulwood where she has lived since 2001.

Katie Condliffe, who has represented Stannington on Bradfield Parish Council for the last three years, is hoping to represent her neighbourhood on the city council.

Constituency worker for Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Rob Frost, is standing in Crookes. He was born in Crosspool and now lives in Sandygate.

In Beauchief and Greenhill Steve Ayris, a former council cabinet member who lost his Hillsborough seat earlier this year, is standing. Steve, who lives in Heeley, is former school governor at schools in the Heeley area.

Another senior Lib Dem who lost her seat in May but is hoping for re-election is Penny Baker, who was defeated by Labour in her old Walkley seat. Penny, a retired NHS worker whose husband David was deputy Lib Dem group leader, is standing in Ecclesall.

Former Gleadless Valley councillor Denise Reaney, an NHS worker, is standing in Graves Park. She is a volunteer for The Friends of Bishops House and supported the lobby group which prevented closure of Sheffield’s only two specialist dementia homes.

In Nether Edge, Iltaf Hussain is standing. The 47-year-old, who runs a black cab business, came to Sheffield when he was two and has lived in Sharrow since 1977.

Ecclesfield parish councillor Alan Hooper is standing in West Ecclesfield. He is a former postman and has lived in Grenoside for 40 years.