Yvette Hopley has lived in and around Sanderstead all her life. From an education in a local state school she went on to spend almost ten years working in Public & Government Relations for an American Oil company. Yvette lives with Chris and has a daughter Natasha and grandson Hugh. Yvette runs her own business specialising in 18th and 19th century ceramics and has property interests.
Since her election in 2006 she has served on the planning committee vigorously supporting Conservative policy to protect the character of the area and has held a number of finance and scrutiny positions. She represents Sanderstead on the Safer Neighbourhood Panel which sets the priorities for the police in our area. But perhaps most residents will know her because of the Sanderstead News – the local residents’ association magazine, which she produces. Yvette was Mayor of Croydon, for the year 2013-14 (a photographic account of her year can be viewed on the council website).
Yvette is currently the Shadow Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care and sits on a number of health related panels as well the Pension Committee. When not at work, Chris and Yvette can be found either ballroom dancing or enjoying the garden, which has previously been opened to the public by the Horticultural Society.