Whaley: four candidates for county election

Whaley Bridge voters go to the polls on Thursday 2 May to elect a new county councillor.  Barrie Taylor, who has represented Whaley at  Derbyshire County Council, is standing down after 28 years.

The candidates on 2 May are:

James Bush, UK Independence Party

Rodney Gilmour, Conservative

David Lomax, Liberal Democrat

Martin Thomas, Labour.


Barrie Taylor, front, with fellow town councillors and county council candidates (from left to right): Rodney Gilmour, David Lomax, Martin Thomas

Rodney, David and Martin are all members of Whaley Bridge Town Council, as is  Barrie Taylor. They met before a recent meeting of the council when the photo, above, was taken.

James Bush stood as UK Independence Party candidate at the last General Election in NorthEast Derbyshire.

Barrie was leader of the Lib Dem group on the county council for 22 years.  He has also served on the Police Authority for 13 years, and was a member of the Peak District National Park Authority for 15 years.  Now in his mid-70s, he said: “It is time for someone younger, with new ideas and the energy to continue to get things done to take over.”

All Derbyshire results will be declared on Friday 3 May.

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