Council & democracy

Councillor Patrick Murray

Councillor Patrick Murray
03 May 2007
03 May 2007
2 Lichfield Avenue
DE11 7LQ
07970 741862

I was elected in May 2007. I have lived in South Derbyshire for 10 years and I am currently a District Councillor for the Seales Ward. Currently I sit on the Housing and Community Services Committee and Standards Committee as well as a number of sub-committees and in the recent County Council elections, I was elected to represent the Midway and Hartshorne area. I have been actively involved with a number of groups and organisations such as Community Transport, Swadlincote 50+ Forum, Neighbourhood Watch, to name but a few. I am also a school governor at Granville Community School. I am keen to promote the area and will be supporting as many activities and organisations as possible within South Derbyshire. I am originally from north London and left school at 15 when I went into retail as a shop assistant in a supermarket. After completing a City and Guilds in business and retail merchandising I went to work for Tesco for eight years. At 21 I became the youngest supermarket manager in the country and eventually became a district manager. I then went on to work for a Chrysler dealership in Ilford for three years. From there I moved to Texas Homecare and moved up the career ladder to become Operations Director. I decided to leave Texas when they were taken over by Homebase. Afterwards I went to work as a trouble-shooter for the former Gateways supermarket chain. When I left Gateway, I moved to Budgens and worked at their flagship store in Bayswater. Five years later I set up a pine furniture company with a group of friends. When I moved to South Derbyshire I set up my own property maintenance business.


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Election History

Thu 3 May 2007  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 3 May 2007

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Hartshorne & TicknallThu 3 May 2007 Thu 5 May 2011
WoodvilleFri 6 May 2011 Tue 12 May 2015
SealesWed 13 May 2015

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Council Chairman17 May 2018
Environmental and Development Services Committee Substitute17 May 2018
Overview and Scrutiny Committee Member18 May 2018
Planning Committee Substitute17 May 2018
Safer Neighbourhood Area 6 South and Linton Area Forum Chairman17 May 2018

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Finance and Management Committee Member20 September 201801 November 2018
Finance and Management Committee Substitute17 May 201820 September 2018
Housing and Community Services Committee Member17 May 201817 May 2018
Planning Committee Substitute18 May 201717 May 2018
Safer Neighbourhood Area 6 South and Linton Area Forum Chairman18 May 201717 May 2018

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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Derbyshire Police and Crime Panel 24 September 2015 20 September 2017
Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage & Arts Trust Ltd 07 May 2015 17 May 2017
Goseley Community Centre Committee 28 June 2007 06 May 2015
Community Arts Project (“People Express”) Management Committee 30 September 2010 03 July 2014
Community Transport (Swadlincote) Management Committee 13 November 2008 05 July 2012

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
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Council24 May 2007  View
Council08 November 2007  View
Council24 January 2008  View
Council09 July 2009  View
Council21 January 2010  View
Council01 March 2010Left the Meeting View
Environmental and Development Services Committee15 April 2010  View
Housing and Community Services Committee17 June 2010  View
Finance and Management Committee24 June 2010  View
Council30 September 2010Left the Meeting for this item View
Council20 January 2011  View
Council28 February 2011  View
Thu, 12 May 2016Equalities & Respecting Diversity 
Tue, 16 Feb 2016Speed Reading 
Thu, 17 Dec 2015Emergency Planning 
Thu, 10 Dec 2015Safeguarding & CSE 
Wed, 25 Nov 2015Chairing Skills 
Wed, 3 Jun 2015Finance 
Mon, 1 Jun 2015Licensing 
Wed, 27 May 2015Planning 
Mon, 26 May 2014Burton Albion F.CWembley Visit, Lunch & TransportApproximately £150.00