Ian Hopkinson

Ian Hopkinson

Chester City and the Garden Quarter

Ian has lived in Chester with his wife and son since 2004, working first as a research scientist in Port Sunlight, then a data scientist in Liverpool and most recently on the Chester Business Park.

Ian believes in the importance of local politics, listening to local people about their concerns and making the right decisions at the right level. As a councillor he would be keen to listen to residents of the Chester City and Garden Quarter Ward. As well as concerns for all Chester councillors such as the Northgate development, rough sleeping, empty shops, local planning and transport in the city. He wants to see the council resolving issues such as the collapsed wall on Liverpool Road, the closed canal towpath and Walls by the Northgate much more quickly and providing residents with more information on the progress of such works. As a daily cycle commuter he wants to see cycling infrastructure which works for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

He joined the Liberal Democrats in 1988, he has been the Chester Liberal Democrats’ Treasurer for 4 years. He believes passionately that we should remain in the European Union.

Outside work and politics he is learning to play the guitar and enjoys running, walking and reading. He can be found on twitter, and he also has a blog which covers mainly the history of science but also some politics.