Council & democracy

Councillor Robert Wheeler

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  • Allowances & Expenses
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality & Gifts
03 May 2007
First Elected::
03 May 2007

After a career in Marketing and Sales, mostly with Bass in nearby Burton-on-Trent, I was first elected to South Derbyshire District Council for Linton Ward in 2007 and most recently re-elected in 2015. Married to Heather, MP for South Derbyshire, I have lived in South Derbyshire for nearly 30 years. Our daughter, also a South Derbyshire resident, is a solicitor. At various times I have served on nearly all the Council's committees including as Chairman of Finance and Management. In 2010 I was elected Leader of the Council and helped ensure that we delivered more with less, minimised the burden on the Council Tax payer, brought a number of major projects to fruition - including the Melbourne Sports Mark, Midway Community Centre and a new Council depot - and making sure that South Derbyshire punched above its weight in the County and the wider region. I stood down as Leader in January 2018 so that fresh blood could take us through to the end of this Council term and beyond. Stepping down as Leader means I will have more time to work with the communities in my ward - something I've very much enjoyed over the last ten years and look forward to continuing.


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Election History

Thu 3 May 2007 Mon 13 Aug 2018  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 3 May 2007 Mon 13 Aug 2018

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
LintonThu 3 May 2007 Mon 13 Aug 2018

Current Committee Memberships

Not a current member of any Committee.

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 8 of 18, items 36 to 40 of 87.
Planning Committee Substitute21 May 201518 May 2016
Joint Consultative Committee Member21 May 201518 May 2016
Safer Neighbourhood Area 6 South and Linton Area Forum Member21 May 201518 May 2016
South Derbyshire Partnership Chairman21 May 201518 May 2016
Heritage Grants Sub-Committee Substitute21 May 201518 May 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 2 of 5, items 6 to 10 of 24.
Rosliston and Caldwell Village Hall Management Committee 28 June 2007 13 August 2018
Bison Liaison Group 28 June 2007 13 August 2018
Invest to Save 07 July 2011 13 August 2018
Local Government Information Unit 07 July 2011 13 August 2018
Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage & Arts Trust Ltd 07 July 2011 13 August 2018

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
 Page 3 of 3, items 25 to 30 of 30.
Planning Committee14 April 2015Personal View
Finance and Management Committee23 April 2015Personal View
Planning Committee09 February 2016Personal & Prejudicial View
Finance and Management Committee12 October 2017Personal View
Council26 February 2018Pecuniary View
Finance and Management Committee14 June 2018Pecuniary View
Thu, 12 May 2016Equalities & Respecting Diversity 
Thu, 17 Dec 2015Emergency Planning 
Thu, 10 Dec 2015Safeguarding & CSE 
Tue, 7 Jul 2015Code of Conduct 
Tue, 9 Jun 2015Social Media 
Mon, 1 Jun 2015Licensing 
Wed, 27 May 2015Planning 
Sun, 17 Mar 2013Toyota Manufacturing London OfficesHospitatlity at Twickenham Rugby Ground (as spouse of MP)Approximately £200.00
Sun, 29 Jan 2012Michael McKeanShowman's Guild LuncheonApproximately £50.00
Wed, 12 Dec 2012Toyota Motors Europe London OfficeInvite to the Motor Trade Benefit BallApproximately £200.00
Sat, 21 Sep 2013Toyota Manufacturing (UK), BurnastonBox seats at Pride ParkApproximately £200.00
Wed, 11 Dec 2013Toyota Manufacturing UK LimitedInvitation to the Motor Trade Benefit BallEstimate £200.00
Fri, 6 Jun 2014Touch FMDinner/Hospitality at "Pride of Burton" Awards. Pavillions, BranstonEstimated £75.00
Sat, 21 Jun 2014Burton Mail LtdMeal at "Children of Achievement" Awards at Pirelli Stadium£40.00 Estimate
Sun, 22 Jun 2014Derbyshire Agricultural & Horticultural SocietyEntry and lunch at Derbyshire County Show£40.00 estimate
Sat, 2 Feb 2008Banks Developments LimitedBuffet Lunch at Branston Golf CubEstimate £25.00
Tue, 30 Jun 2009LGIU, LondonDinnerEstimate £40.00
Sat, 11 Sep 2010Toyota (Derby)Entry/Brunch/Drinks - Toyota Box, Pride ParkApproximately £140.00
Sun, 7 Nov 2010Burton Albion FCEntry/Lunch/Drinks, Chairman's BoxApproximately £50.00
Thu, 4 Dec 2014Derby County FCEntry/Lunch/Drinks, Director's BoxEstimate £40.00
Sat, 9 Apr 2011South Derbyshire Partnership (Toyota)Entry/lunch/drinks, Toyota SuiteEstimate £140.00
Sat, 23 Feb 2013Toyota (London)Entry/Lunch/Drinks Rugby Match at TwickenhamEstimate £200.00
Sat, 20 Apr 2013Toyota (Burnaston)Entry/Lunch/Drinks at Derby County for South Derbyshire DayApproximately £140.00
Wed, 10 Apr 2013States of Guernsey (St Peter Port)Flight/Accommodation for business visit to discuss travel links (as spouse of MP) (10 - 13 April 2014 Flights £135.32 Accommodation £295.20
Sat, 8 Nov 2014Toyota (Burnaston)Lunch/Hospitality for self & guest at Derby CountyApproximately £250.00
Wed, 10 Dec 2014Toyota Motor Europe, London OfficesDinner at Motor Trade Benefit Ball£200.00
Sat, 21 Nov 2015Toyota Motor Manufacturer UKHospitality at Derby County£140.00
Sat, 9 Jan 2016Toyota Motor Maufacturing UKHospitality at Motor Trade Benefit Ball£300.00
Wed, 24 Feb 2016Toyota Motor Manufacturing UKSouth Derbyshire Day£140.00
Tue, 29 Nov 2016Toyota Motor Manufacutring UKHospitality at Derby County £150.00
Wed, 14 Dec 2016Toyota Manufacturing UK LimitedDinner at Motor Trade Benefit Ball£300.00
Tue, 21 Feb 2017Toyota Motor Manufacturing UKHospitality at Pride Park£150.00
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Toyota Motor Manufacturing UKSouth Derbyshire Day£150.00
Sat, 23 Sep 2017Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Hospitality at Pride Park£150.00
Either I, my fellow Linton Ward Councillor, Charles Jones or both of us attend all Parish Councils in the Ward and can see constituents by appointment before or after these. Alternatively, please 'phone or email to arrange an appointment at another time.