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. He enjoys reading, gardening and all types of sport.

Patrick is married to Karen and they have lived in Cowley, Gnosall for 15 years with their 21 year old twin children, born locally at Stafford hospital. He has been at the heart of the local community for many years, helping to raise thousands of pounds for many projects within the Borough as a member and past Chairman of Stafford Round Table. He is a past President of Stafford and District Law Society and has been the Company Secretary of Katharine House Hospice for 15 years. He was first elected to the Council in 2003, served on a number of  committees before joining the Cabinet in 2007. He was elected as Leader of The Council in February 2015 and has a reputation as a forthright speaker and a tenacious and can do attitude for local people.

 

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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.

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.

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.