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Councillor Patrick Murray

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03 May 2007
First Elected::
03 May 2007

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 Thu 2 May 2019  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 3 May 2007 Thu 2 May 2019

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 Thu 2 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

Not a current member of any Committee.

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 10 of 17, items 46 to 50 of 85.
Audit-Sub Committee Member15 May 201420 May 2015
Environmental and Development Services Committee Substitute03 July 201420 May 2015
Planning Committee Substitute03 July 201420 May 2015
Standards Sub-Committee Member17 March 201520 May 2015
Council Member23 May 201314 May 2014

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 10.
Stepping Forward 28 June 2007 02 May 2019
South Derbyshire Music Trust Management Committee 07 May 2015 02 May 2019
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

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
 Page 3 of 3, items 25 to 32 of 32.
Housing and Community Services Committee07 February 2013Personal View
Housing and Community Services Committee14 March 2013Personal View
Finance and Management Committee16 January 2014Personal View
Finance and Management Committee20 February 2014Pecuniary View
Council03 March 2014Pecuniary View
Planning Committee09 May 2017Personal View
Planning Committee16 January 2018Personal View
Council26 February 2018Pecuniary View
Wed, 28 Feb 2018Homeless Reduction Act 
Tue, 11 Jul 2017Planning 
Wed, 5 Jul 2017Chairing & Facilitation 
Thu, 9 Feb 2017DBS Disclosures 
Tue, 19 Jul 2016Local Plan Briefing 
Mon, 4 Jul 2016Planning 
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