Vere Carlin - St Michaels and Stonefield Ward

Stone is where my wife and I have enjoyed living and working for over 30 years and where my family grew up. Having recently retired as a consultant surgeon at the Royal Stoke Hospital, I feel I can offer my time to further the development of the place and the county which we have come to love so much.

This is a first for me, applying for  elected public office so I am a complete novice “a newbie “. As such, it is impossible to say where my skills and concerns will be best applied, if elected.  I feel my knowledge and skills currently lean towards an interest in local health issues, with the three other doctors in my family always ready to contribute their views on the 21st century NHS.

However, I keep my ears to the ground regarding issues in Stone, and am aware of most of the local concerns and dilemmas. I also have my own views about the continued process of rejuvenating and improving our town and local environment. If you offer me your support on May 2nd, I will fight long and hard for the issues which matter to us all, at Borough level.  All the significant developments in Stone in the last few years have been due to the involvement of Stafford Borough Council, and I would very much like this to continue.

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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.

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.