Serving the communities of Chesterfield's St Leonard's and St Helen's wards which include Hady, parts of Newbold, Newland Dale, Penmore, Riverside estate, parts of St Augustine's and Birdholme, Spital and Stonegravels.
I was elected on to the council in May 2005 and, as well as my role on the Standards Committee, I'm a member of the Services for Children and the Healthier Communities improvement and scrutiny committees.
I’ve lived in the Spire division of Chesterfield all my life and I’ve an adult son, but while he was at school I studied at Sheffield University gaining a Sociology BA (hons), Socio-legal studies MA and a PhD.
I’ve been a volunteer adviser at Chesterfield Citizens Advice Bureau and I’m a Chesterfield Borough councillor.
Below you’ll find details of how to contact me and some of the issues relating to this area. There’s also the chance for you to have your say, good or bad, on county council related matters so you can help shape what we do and how we do it, both now and in years to come.
I'm always keen to get your feedback, good or bad, on county council related matters so you can help shape what we do and how we do it, both now and in years to come. Young people may prefer to make their voice heard through the council's YOUTHINC website or magazine.
You can also come along to any of Derbyshire County Council meetings which take place six times a year, usually on a Wednesday afternoon, at its headquarters in Matlock. You can either just watch the proceedings or you can ask a question. Details of how to do this are available on the openness at meetings page.
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I hold regular Saturday drop-in surgeries every month at the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre on Saltergate, Chesterfield between 10am and 11.30pm. I also hold street surgeries in different parts of my area. To find out when they are email or contact me on one of the numbers here.