- Eric Ollerenshaw
name = Eric Ollerenshaw
honorific-suffix = OBE
constituency_AM = the Conservative Party
assembly = London
4 May 2000
10 June 2004
birth_date = Birth date and age|1950|03|26|df=yes
nationality = British
party = Conservative
He was born and grew up in
Lancashireand, having spent time living in London, now lives in Lancaster [ [http://www.lancasterandfleetwoodconservatives.com/about/ Lancaster and Fleetwood Conservatives, biography] accessed 31 Jan 2008] .
Before moving into politics, Ollerenshaw was a full time teacher of History. He taught in three comprehensive schools - two of which were social priority schools - and in 1986 gained his first elected position on the
Inner London Education Authority.
After rising to lead the Conservative group on the Authority in 1988, he worked with the Government and the Boroughs to abolish the Authority in 1990.
In 1990 he was awarded his OBE for Public and Political Service. The same year he was elected to the London Borough of Hackney representing Springfield as one of its three Conservative councillors.
In 1992 he stood as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate in Heywood and Middleton.
In 1998 he rose to lead the Conservative group on Hackney Borough Council.
Between 2000-2002 he was the joint leader of Hackney Council with Labour's
Jules Pipeduring Hackney's most troubled period.
In 2000 Ollerenshaw was elected as a member of the Greater London Authority and in 2002 rose to become the Conservative Group Leader.
Lancaster and Fleetwood
In March 2007 he was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for
Lancaster and Fleetwoodand now living in Lancaster. [cite web
title = Eric Ollerenshaw Bio
publisher = Conservatives.com
url = http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=people.person.page&personID=135355]
Since then he has led campaigns to stop Government cuts to local Post Offices and rural services, fought the plans of the plans of Canatxx to try and store gas under the River Wyre while working with the Council, businesses and NWDA to see the regeneration of Fleetwood and the clean up of Lancaster.
* [http://www.hackneyconservatives.com/ The Hackney Conservative Party]
* [http://www.lancasterandfleetwoodconservatives.com/ Lancaster and Fleetwood Conservatives]
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