Sandy Martin stepped down from Suffolk County Council on 20 July, after being elected Ipswich Member of Parliament in the June General Election. He had been the St. John’s County Councillor for 20 years, as well as being an Ipswich Borough Councillor from 2002 to 2014.
Sandy served on the Council during the Labour adminstration, focusing on Environment and Transport. Sandy worked to put environmental sustainability at the heart of the Council’s priorities. He helped drive the change in the Council’s approach to waste disposal which led to the ‘three-bin waste collections’ across Suffolk – to this day regular reminder of Sandy’s personal contribution. A keen advocate for sustainable transport, Sandy also led the campaign to secure the cycle contraflow lanes in the centre of Ipswich.