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. He retired as an Operations Manager for an Engineering Insurance Company.

He has been proud to represent the ward for the last 16 years as well as being the Cabinet Member for Leisure and recently Deputy Leader. He has been part of the delivery of major projects in the Borough including Stafford Leisure Centre, refurbishments of the Gatehouse theatre, Victoria Park, Wildwood Park & Rowley Park and now a new £9.6m Leisure Centre in Stone. Having represented Staffordshire in athletics in his youth he retains an interest in most sports. He is a keen gardener & a member of several vintage machinery preservation groups and volunteers for a Stafford based charity one day a week.

 

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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.

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.