Borough Council Candidates

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.

Adrian Harding - Walton Ward

I moved to Stone in 2002 and have benefitted enormously from the 17 years I have spent here. In that time, I have been involved in a number of local organisations including Stone Revellers Theatre Group and Stone SP Cricket Club, where I still manage a junior cricket team.

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.

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.