Councillor Jos Saunders

Cheshire East Councillor for Poynton East & Pott Shrigley Ward

Jos Saunders has been a Councillor since May 2011 and works very closely with her fellow Conservative Cheshire East Councillor, Howard Murray.

About Jos Saunders:


  • ·       Family:   Poynton resident for 16 years. Married to Mark, 2 children.
  • ·       Interests and influences: Travel and good food and wine. Scuba diving and watching Manchester United (win!).
  • ·       Education and Training: Educated in Bournemouth. Qualified as a Nurse at Charing Cross Hospital. Additional qualifications in Intensive Care, Teaching and Assessing and Business Management.


  • ·       Worked on a General Medical Ward at Charing Cross prior to becoming a Ward Manager in Cardiology at St. Marys Hospital Paddington.
  • ·       Nurse Manager of all Cardiac Services at St. Marys. Hospital.
  • ·       Manager of both the Western Eye Hospital and the Samaritan Hospital for Women.
  • ·       Moved to Poynton in 1998 - Husband appointed as Consultant at The Christie. I became a Data Manager for Clinical Trials at the Christie.

Selected Community Contribution

  • ·       Advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau (C.A.B)
  • ·       Magistrate, Chairman of both Adult and Youth Courts, currently a Lay Judge in the Family Courts.
  • ·       7 years ago launched the C.A.B service in Poynton. Secured £14k per year for its funding ever since.
  • ·       Secured the rapid response vehicle from North West Ambulance Service based in Poynton.
  • ·       Launched the Poynton Town Council Home Services Scheme
  • ·       Led the initiative to secure the P1 bus service.
  • ·       Secured £10k funding for the Adult and Well Being coordinator
  • ·       Secured £68k funding for the Shop Mobility Scheme and 2 Mini buses, including funding for an Administrator.

Political Activities

  • ·       Town Councillor:  8 years, Currently Chairman of COPS
  • ·       Cheshire East Councillor:
    • o   3 years Deputy Chairman of Health Scrutiny,
    • o   Chairman of Poynton Area Partnerships.



See Also

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Councillor Paul Findlow

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Councillor Mike Sewart

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