Council & democracy

Councillor Kevin Richards

Councillor Kevin Richards
13 November 1997
13 November 1997
Labour
Newhall & Stanton
4 Charleston Close
Newhall
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 0HW
01283 212533
I was born in 1954 and have lived in South Derbyshire nearly all of my life. I married a local (Swadlincote) girl, and we have 2 grown up children. Living in a beautiful part of Derbyshire, South Derbyshire is an area I love and cherish dearly, an area that, while beautiful, its communities over the years have suffered from the demise of the mining industry and the loss of major employers including the closure of clay and power industries. I believe as a family group, like many other families within the area, we have made a major investment in the community in which we live. These are some of the reasons I became involved in local politics, I wanted to see things improve. I wanted to see South Derbyshire and its communities grow and prosper. I want us all to have the best opportunities to services that local authorities can offer. Services like education, housing, leisure facilities, health, employment and many more; all these services are now available to us. Some are excellent, some good and some need improvement; these are the services I have fought to keep and I will fight for their continuation and improvement. I became a member of the Labour Party in 1974 and I have represented the people of South Derbyshire and the Labour Party on numerous national, local and community organisations. It is an honour to be able to represent the people of Newhall & Stanton on the South Derbyshire District Council. Whether it is the Council Tax, Housing, Leisure & Recreation, Economic Development or any other council services, local government decisions affect us all, local politics affects us all. We all need to be engaged and involved in the decision-making process. By working together, both young and old, we can make life better for all and make a difference. I participate in a regular Councillors’ Surgery which is held on the first Saturday of each month (apart from January) at the Old Post Centre, Newhall and I am always contactable by telephone.

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 13 Nov 1997  

Party Representation History

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Newhall & StantonThu 3 May 2007

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Council Member18 May 2017
Environmental and Development Services Committee Substitute18 May 2017
Finance and Management Committee Member18 May 2017
Housing and Community Services Committee Member18 May 2017
Joint Consultative Committee Member18 May 2017

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Council Member18 May 201618 May 2017
Environmental and Development Services Committee Substitute19 May 201618 May 2017
Finance and Management Committee Member19 May 201618 May 2017
Housing and Community Services Committee Member19 May 201618 May 2017
Licensing and Appeals Sub-Committee Member19 May 201618 May 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
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Finance and Management Committee15 January 2004  View
Finance and Management Committee22 July 2004  View
Housing and Community Services Committee03 February 2005Left the Meeting for this item View
Council07 April 2005  View
Finance and Management Committee23 March 2006  View
Housing and Community Services Committee15 March 2007Left the Meeting for this Item View
Finance and Management Committee06 September 2007Left the Meeting for this item. View
Council08 November 2007  View
Finance and Management Committee29 November 2007  View
Development Control Committee11 December 2007Left the Meeting for this item. View
Council24 January 2008  View
Council10 April 2008Left the Meeting for this Item View
DateTitleNotes
Thu, 12 May 2016Equalities & Respecting Diversity 
Tue, 7 Jul 2015Code of Conduct 
Mon, 22 Jun 2015Planning 
Tue, 9 Jun 2015Social Media 
Wed, 3 Jun 2015Licensing 
DateFromDescriptionValue
Fri, 27 Jan 2012Showman;s GuildLunch & Evening Function£100.00