As the parish of Tupton looks forward to another by-election (the third in fourteen months) following the resignation of two Labour Councillors; we are proud to introduce the two Liberal Democrat candidates hoping to represent their fellow residents.
June Hancock says…
“Raised in Tupton from 1954, I have enjoyed the village life and the many different characters that we have.
“My working life has consisted of being a cleaner at the former (BCRA) Carbonisation Plant before moving to Tupton Primary School as a cleaner in the 1980s – where I spent nearly 30 years.
“I was involved with the campaign to build Tupton Village Hall in 1972.
“My father was a miner and senior member of the NUM, while my mother was also a cleaner at BCRA.
“My main interest is in supporting children and young people’s services in the village, but having lived here for many years I am acutely aware that we also need to support services and groups for the more senior members of the village.”
Keith Windley says…
“I’ve lived in Tupton for over 20 years and love the village, which has so many friendly people.
“Born in Matlock; as a youngster I was involved in helping to run a Youth Club.
“I have also coached a junior football team and was involved with Matlock Town Football Club – so I understand the importance of investing in grassroots sport.
“Over the years I ran my own business – this has given me the experience to make financially sound decisions.
“After closing my business, I helped my wife to care for foster children and disabled children, who came to us for respite.
“I am currently involved with North Derbyshire Headway, where I am on their fundraising committee.”