MEET THE CANDIDATES: Kit Owen (Conservative)
KIT Owen stands for the Conservatives in March West for Fenland District Council.
Rookery Nook, 95b High Street, March PE15 9LH
Tel: 01354 654612
KIT, recently widowed, was married to Beverly with a daughter Lisa, who recently died, and a son Jonathan who lives in Texas.
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Kit was born and brought up in the West Ward of March. He was educated at March Grammar school before working for a local newspaper. He was a Statistician in the Royal Air Force both at home and abroad for 12 years.
After pursuing various accounting careers in Spalding and Wisbech, he was then for 23 years employed in local government.
- 1 £100k homes scrapped 'with almost immediate effect' says Mayor
- 2 Murder suspect is victim's son
- 3 Woman, 78, suffers horrific injuries after e-scooter hit-and-run
- 4 'Police repeatedly failed me' over noisy neighbour saga, claims resident
- 5 Fleeing heroin dealer rams police car but they get him in the end
- 6 'Unreasonable behaviour' means Steve must pay council's costs of failed appeal
- 7 Lorry driver loses control on motorway in booze-fuelled collision
- 8 Two men with links to Cottenham on 'most wanted' list
- 9 Widow of High Court judge, 77, charged with historical sexual abuse
- 10 Man charged with murder of woman in her 70s
Having served as a councillor for more than 30 years he has the interests of the town at heart. On five occasions he has been Town Mayor.
Kit is currently a Cabinet member of Fenland District Council, with responsibility for Shaping Fenland which includes Housing &, Planning Strategy, Roads and Transport.
In addition Kit has responsibility for Information Technology & Housing Benefits and is chairman of the Licensing Committee.
With an interest in the safety of the community Kit is Chairman of the Neighbourhood Forum.