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Councillor Kevin Richards

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13 November 1997
First Elected
13 November 1997
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.


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Election History

Thu 13 Nov 1997 Thu 4 May 2023 retired

Party Representation History

LabourThu 13 Nov 1997 Thu 4 May 2023

Ward Representation History

Newhall & StantonThu 3 May 2007 Thu 4 May 2023

Current Committee Memberships

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Past Committee Memberships

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Past Outside Body Appointments

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 Page 3 of 3, items 11 to 11 of 11.
South Derbyshire Partnership 20 May 2010 15 May 2019

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
27 April 201827 April 2018
25 May 201925 May 2019
25 May 202125 May 2021

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
 Page 5 of 5, items 49 to 58 of 58.
Planning Committee14 April 2015Personal
Planning Committee14 April 2015Personal
Planning Committee14 April 2015Personal
Finance and Management Committee18 February 2016Personal
Finance and Management Committee17 March 2016Pecuniary
Finance and Management Committee12 October 2017Personal
Council26 February 2018Pecuniary
Council12 April 2018Personal
Finance and Management Committee30 August 2018Personal
Housing and Community Services Committee31 January 2019Personal
Tue, 29 Oct 2019Section 106 Agreement Training 
Mon, 5 Aug 2019Corporate Plan Workshop 
Tue, 10 Jul 2018Planning  
Thu, 21 Jun 2018Licensing  
Tue, 22 May 2018General Data Protection Regulation  
Wed, 28 Feb 2018Homeless Reduction Act 
Mon, 31 Jul 2017Licensing  
Tue, 11 Jul 2017Planning  
Tue, 12 Jul 2016Licensing  
Tue, 21 Jun 2016Treasury Management  
Wed, 15 Jun 2016Planning  
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 
Fri, 27 Jan 2012Showman;s GuildLunch & Evening Function£100.00

Member Attendance

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