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General/Local Elections 2015 - Broxtowe Candidates


Broxtowe Borough Councillor Elections 2015

Candidate details for the Stapleford Wards

- Stapleford North
- Stapleford South East
- Stapleford South West

Elections May 7th 2015 Results >







Stapleford North Candidates







Don Bishop

Stapleford Alliance

Simon Frost

Simon is a carer for his wife and two children that both have Autism. Simon cares passionately about Stapleford and the people that live within the community.

Simon has lived in Stapleford for the past fourteen years and over this time has witnessed the steady decline of a beautiful town. Shops and other businesses have been struggling and unfortunately closing down and this needs to be rectified.

Simon wishes to help bring life back into the community and bring the people of Stapleford back together as a close knit community like it once was.

Along with everyone else within the Stapleford Alliance party, Simon believes that local councils are not the place for mainstream politics, and the reason why the Stapleford Alliance party was formed.

Simon wants to represent you, and be accountable only to you, the people of Stapleford, and not to hide behind a large party and the voices of the few.

Simon truly hopes that he can rely on your vote so that he can help start re-juvinate and to breathe fresh life back into Stapleford.

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Stapleford Alliance

Amanda Hull

Amanda is 49 years old and married to Brian and have three children. Originally a Liberal Democrat. Amanda has been a Stapleford town Councillor since 2011. During this time she has been Town Mayor leasure eing Mayor as well as vice- chair of Finance and a representative for the council on the Broxtowe Women’s project.

In 2014, Amanda left the Liberal Democats party to become an independent, as she felt that it no longer had the local people’s best interests at heart.

Amanda is the representative for "Dig In", a voluntary organisation that runs a local allotment project that prides itself "green". Currently a new project is underway, to which Amanda has been instrumental in obtaining the funding from the council, the aim is to bring a little bit of the countryside into our town by creating a wild flower meadow for everyone.

Currently a member and founder of both Stapleford Alliance and Stapleford Carers Forum. Amanda wanted to create a support network for parents and carers like herself, who have a child or children with Special Educational Needs.

Amanda passionately believes that Stapleford Alliance is the party of the future, for both the town and the people. If elected onto the Borough Council, Amanda aims to use her skills and knowledge of local issues to make a difference to the wider community.

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  John Longdon


  Richard MacRae

Richard was elected on the Stapleford Town Council in January 2014.

Richard has lived in Stapleford all his life and attended Frederick Harrison Infants, Stevenson Junior School, Bramcote Park Comprehensive and colleges in the Nottingham area.

Previously employed as a doorman, Richard is now retired due to ill health.



Iris White

Iris has lived in Stapleford for 29 years and is now retired. However, she says she 'is busier than ever.'

An active member of St Helens Parish Church, Stapleford Iris serves as a member of the Church's PCC and is also a representative on the Nottingham South Deanery Synod. Coupled with her commitment to St Helen's she is involved with the Debt charity, "Christians against Poverty" and is also a member of Parkinson's UK. Iris's husband has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for a number of years and she is keen to show her support for this organisation and to bring awareness to people of this condition.

Retired but with no time to put her feet up Iris has recently attained a degree in Politics and Social Science, graduating last October from the Open University. Her next challenge is to represent her Ward, Stapleford North at both the Town Council and Broxtowe Borough Council.

Iris was elected to serve as Mayor of Broxtowe for the municipal year, 2013/14 she supported Treetops Hospice and the Helpful Bureau, Stapleford as her charities.




Stapleford South East Candidates



Liberal Democrats

David Grindall

David was born in Gosport, Hampshire but has lived in Stapeford for a number of years.

Town Mayor, 2008/2009 he thoroughly enjoyed this experience and repeated the experience serving as Town Mayor during the municipal year 2013/14.







Ian Macarthur







Joe Patrick



Stapleford Alliance

Dave Pearson

Dave was born in Stapleford in 1949 and has lived in Stapleford for most of his life, as did his parents. Dave worked as an Electronics Engineer for some 15 years then as a Schoolteacher teaching Mathematics and Science.

Dave has been a town councillor for the Stapleford South East ward since 2006 and has served as Chair of Planning and Deputy Leader of the Town Council; also as a Member of the Finance and Personnel Committees.

Dave resigned from the Liberal Democrats in 2013 because of their support for building on Field Farm and the Core Strategy.

Dave continued to serve as an Independent Councillor and in that capacity attended the public enquiry into the Core Strategy throughout in order to represent the people’s views, and was the only Stapleford Councillor to do so. Dave has been a Governor at William Lilley School since 2006.

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  Christopher Rice




  Adam Stockwell
Liberal Democrats

Jacky Williams




Stapleford South West Candidates






Andrew Britton

Ray Darby

Ray was born and brought up in Beeston. However, family ties brought him to Stapleford weekly from an early age.

Stapleford has been home with his wife, Maureen for the last 41 years. Both of his children attended Fairfield and George Spencer Schools. Ray has served as a Governor at Fairfield School for the last 16 years and helps out regularly with badminton coaching and also runs a Junior Badminton Club at Chilwell Olympia which has been in operation for over 35 years!

Ray started work as an apprentice joiner in 1957 and finished as a Clerk of Works in Building and Civil Engineering spending over 25 years at a Government Agency at Chetwynd Barracks. Ray now works part time for a firm of Clerk of Works.

Ray has been associated with Stapleford West and the Town Council for the past 16 years. He is currently the leader of the minority group on the Town Council and was elected to serve as Town Mayor in May 2011.

During the municipal year 2014/15, Ray will serve as Deputy Town Mayor.




John McGrath

A Stapleford lad, his family has been resident in the Town for many years. John is married and his daughters attend George Spencer School. Well known for his commitment to local youth football, he promotes this activity for both boys and girls.

For a number of years employed at Toton Sidings he is now a publican.

John was elected to both the Town Council and Broxtowe Borough Council in 2007 and re elected representing Stapleford West on both authorities in 2011.




Michelle Patel