Michael Dixey

Title: Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Westgate

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

There is no set surgery for this ward, and members of the public are asked to contact the Ward Councillor direct to make a mutually convenient appointment.

Contact information

Home address: 
Linden House
Linden Grove

Phone:  01227 456 626

Email:  michael.dixey@councillor.canterbury.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 07/05/1987 - 03/05/2007
  • 03/05/2007 - 05/05/2011
  • 06/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
  • 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2019
  • 08/05/2019 - 08/05/2023

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

I was elected councillor for the Westgate ward in 2015, having been councillor for Harbledown since 1987 and am Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the city council.


I supported the campaign to make the council more democratic by changing the way it is run from the Executive system to the Committee system.


For the past 13 years I have campaigned against plans for a Park & Ride in Harbledown, originally at Hall Place and then on the pear orchards below Kent College Junior School.  In April 2014 the council finally agreed to remove all references from the draft Local Plan to a Park & Ride in Harbledown.


I chaired the Best Value Review which recommended the establishment of the Whitstable Harbour Board.  I subsequently chaired the Harbour Board for the first seven years during which time we turned round the harbour’s finances and it has become an extremely successful niche port.


The Westgate Liberal Democrat team issue our Focus newsletters to every household in the ward several times a year.


I have lived in the St. Dunstan’s area of Canterbury for over 35 years.  I am a Chartered Engineer and a director of a specialist engineering consulting company.