Geoff Collier - St Michaels and Stonefield Ward

I have lived in and around Stone Town all my life and was educated in Stone. I have worked in Stone for 50 years and have run my own business for 40 years, 30 years of which I was the proprietor of Stonefield Garage. I love this town and have had the pleasure and privilege of serving the town as both a Town and Borough Councillor. 

15 years ago I was privileged to be elected as Stone Town Mayor and together with my wife Cathy we were introduced to all the voluntary organisations and groups in the town. This gave me an opportunity to promote and assist these hard working and dedicated groups of individuals to achieve some of their goals.

In 2016 I had the great honour of becoming Stafford Borough Mayor, which was a position I had always dreamed of.

As a member of the Planning committee, I have endeavoured to restrain over development in Stone, although this has sometimes been overruled by National Government Policies.  The combined St Michaels & Stonefield Ward has a wide spectrum of residents, High Street and industry which offer me great opportunities as a councillor.  The extra housing which we are forced to accept add great pressure on infrastructure and traffic flow, which I will endeavour to find solutions to. During my last term as a Borough Councillor I fought long and hard for the green recreational area to be retained at Westbridge Park.

I hope to carry on my work and achieve much more with your support on May 2nd.



See Also

Gareth Jones - Barlaston Ward

Gareth has lived in Barlaston for 45 years. He is retired. During his working life he held senior management positions in manufacturing industry and the National Health Service. He is Chairman of the Parish Council and has represented Barlaston on the Borough Council since 2011.

Peter Jones - Eccleshall Ward

Peter and Joy have four grown-up children and six grandchildren and have lived in Eccleshall for over 26 years, the first 20 as the town’s newsagent.

Mike Smith - Gnosall & Woodseaves Ward

Mike was born in Stone and moved to Gnosall & Woodseaves 22 years ago. He is married and has two children & four grandchildren. His early years were spent in  Agriculture before undertaking a student apprenticeship with GEC at Stafford, qualifying as a Chartered Engineer.

Patrick Farrington - Gnosall & Woodseaves Ward

Patrick joined local solicitors Hand Morgan and Owen in 1987 as a trainee solicitor and became a partner in 1996. A keen sportsman, Patrick played cricket for Manchester and District at under 18 level, worked as a lifeguard in California and captained Leigh Sixth Form College firsts at Football.

Andrew Harp - Milwich Ward

Andrew is married to Jill and has a daughter Sarah, who lives in Burston with her husband and two boys.  Andrew has lived and worked in Milwich for 46 years.  He has practical personal experience and insight on issues around ageing and dementia. He has been a borough councillor for 16 years.

Lynne Bakker-Collier - St Michaels & Stonefield Ward

I have loved living in Stone for the last 50 years; I have served you by running two local businesses, Midfield Nursery & Florist for 26 yrs and Midfield Canine Education Academy for 44 years. For the last 8 years I have been proud to represent you as a Stafford Borough Councillor.

James Nixon - Swynnerton & Oulton Ward

James comes with a varied and interesting background, with his early career spent in the public sector he has spent the past five years and continues to work for one of the UK’s finest Microsoft partners.