Meet the Candidates

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.”

You can contact June by emailing: and on Facebook at

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.”

You can contact Keith by emailing: and on Facebook at

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