Sally Elliot - Executive Member

During the 1980s Sally founded, wrote the Constitution and secured the approval of the Charity Commissioners for AGE CONCERN FERNDOWN & DISTRICT, which is still functioning with two separate day time clubs for the elderly with lunch and entertainment. In 2000 Sally also founded Ferndown Hearing Group as a monthly social club for the hard of hearing.

Sally is also a member of the European Union of Women (EUW), a centre right group coving all Europe – having served as First Vice Chairman of the Health Commission.  Sally has been active in politics over many years and previously served 16 years a District Councillor in East Dorset, during which time she was a member of the Dorset Health Scrutiny Committee. She was previously a member of Dorset Research Ethics Committee and the Community Health Council.

See Also

Peter Hand - Chairman

Peter Hand was elected the Chairman of the CDG in March 2018 and works in partnership with the Executive and others to help make the Conservative Party even more inclusive for disabled people.

Barry Ginley - Deputy Chairman

Barry Ginley was elected as the Deputy Chairman of the CDG in March 2018, having been on the executive for the past eight years.

Karim Sacoor - Deputy President & Executive Member

Karim Sacoor is a former Chairman of the CDG and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is a businessman and is married with two children. His son is severely autistic, with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.

David Tiptaft CBE - Treasurer & Deputy-President

David Tiptaft CBE is a long standing Executive Member of the CDG Executive and is the Treasurer. David has held a variety of senior positions in the voluntary party. He is a Chartered Accountant and is the present principal of Tiptaft, Smith Co based in Mexborough South Yorkshire.

Michael Dunlop - Deputy-President & Executive Member

Michael Dunlop is a long serving Executive Member of CDG. He first became exhibition organiser at both national and regional conferences and raised the profile of CDG. He was elected as Deputy Chairman and then Director.

Kay Carter - Executive Member

Kay Carter is a former Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the CDG and is a managing trustee of Wave, an organisation that creates opportunities for people with and without learning disabilities to work and socialise together.

Alison Crook - Executive Member (Membership)

Alison Crook has lived in Bedfordshire for 22 years, the last 7 of those in Bedford Town. She is married to Richard and has two children, both daughters. Alison was born to profoundly Deaf parents that used British Sign Language as their first language.

John Howard - Executive Member (Communications)

John Howard has sat on the CDG Executive for around six years and in March 2018 was re-elected with responsibility for Communications. In 2018 John welcomed his first granddaughter to his family, adding to his already four grandsons.

Jonathan Andrews BCA - Executive Member

Jonathan is a trustee of national autism charity Ambitious about Autism, which runs Treehouse school and other autism-friendly schools, while holding down a job as a trainee solicitor.