Canford Heath

Councillor Sandra Moore

Sandra has served Canford Heath residents since 2000. She lives in Canford Heath with her husband, Tony, and is a Mum and Grandma to two lively boys.

Sandra is actively involved in many Canford Heath organisations including: The TEACH Trust, Limelights, Canford Heath Neighbourhood Watch, ARCH and Friends of the Canford Heath Library.

She organises regular community litter picks across Canford Heath together with various environmental projects in addition to organising regular pre-loved book sales. Sandra has always campaigned against social injustice and uses her wide-ranging council experience to help improve Canford Heath for the benefit of her residents.

Tel: 01202 388418   Email:



Councillor Chris Matthews

Chris is married to Mel with two daughters and lives in Canford Heath. Chris was a Canford Heath councillor from 2003 to 2015 returning in 2019, and has a long record of action for getting things done for local people.

Chris is passionate about lifelong learning and is a social science lecturer; his special interest is social care and affordable housing for our young people, two issues he feels are the most important in getting a good deal for Canford Heath residents. Chris and his border collie Beauty are a familiar sight walking around the Heath.

Tel: 01202 656838   Email:



Councillor Clare Weight

Clare moved to Canford Heath in 2006. She wasn’t always political, but has always been a believer in open mindedness, policies based on evidence and a long-term approach. The Liberal Democrats was thus a natural choice and she has been a proud member since 2015.

Clare has spent her career so far in financial services. The unprecedented budget deficit that has arisen under the current Conservative leadership deeply concerns her. She has decided to stand for council this year because she wants to support Vikki Slade as part of a united team.

In work, Clare visits clients all over Dorset. She is used to listening and responding to people’s concerns, often wading through bureaucracy to provide the clarity people need.

Clare regularly uses the local gym and is passionate about providing good facilities for local families. She has also recently learnt to crochet and has made items to raise money for Unicef’s Ukraine Appeal and the Royal British Legion. She also regularly visits Canford Heath Library for cookbooks and Ashdown Sports Centre to work up an appetite. 

Tel: 01202 127548​​   Email: