Michael Conolly

Title: Deputy Leader of the Council

Party: Conservative Party

Ward: Little Stour and Ashstone

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

Although I do not hold formal surgeries I am always available to residents in my ward (Little Stour and Ashstone Ward which covers Ash, Wingham, Preston, Staple, Stourmouth, Goodnestone and Chillenden) via e-mail at cllrmichaelconolly@dover.gov.uk or by telephone on 01227 722979.

Contact information

Home address: 
Wingham Well House
Wingham Well

Mobile:  07939 616667

Business email:  cllr-michael.conolly@dover.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 24/04/2008 - 05/05/2011
  • 05/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
  • 07/05/2015 - 02/05/2019

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

I was born in South London and educated at Dulwich College and Cambridge, where I took a languages degree. I am married to Lynne and we have two adult children. I spent over 30 years in the retail food trade before moving to the District in 2002 to take up a job at Kent College in Canterbury, from which I retired in 2008. I was elected to the Council in 2008 and initially served on the Scrutiny and Governance Committees. Following the 2011 elections I was appointed to the Cabinet as Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance - essentially the Finance job.


I am an active member of St Mary's Church, Wingham, where I serve on the Parochial Church Council. Lynne and I are Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Organisers for Wingham and Preston.


As well as my Church activities I am a keen walker (with my two dogs) and enjoy almost every kind of sport. I jokingly describe myself as 'the other Crystal Palace supporter'. My active sporting life is now confined to the Bat and Trap team at my local pub. I am also very interest in wine and occasionally hold tutored tastings in wine appreciation as fund-raising events for local community groups.


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