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Peter Corkindale
Town Mayor
Ward:Oakworth
Committees:
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07768 983190
Address:3 Sunhurst Drive, Oakworth, Keighley BD22 7RG

I was born in Bingley in 1948 and moved to Keighley in 1953.  I married Patricia in 1970 and I have lived in Oakworth since 1974.  I was a pupil at the former technical school in Strawberry Street.  On leaving in 1964 I joined the borough of Keighley's Direct Works Department as an apprentice plumber after which I was self employed until the building trade went through a bad period and, needing a steady income in 1976, I joined the Police Force.

I was a sergeant and, amongst other things during my service, was in charge of the Western area Tactical Firearms Team, the Bradford Bomb Search Team, the Toller Lane Pro-Active Unit and the Bradford Vice Squad after which I came to Keighley where I was the Station Sergeant.  I then worked in the Forward Planning Unit before retirement in 2003.

Sadly my wife became ill and I became a widower in 2010.  I have two children and three grandchildren of whom I am extremely proud.  Both girls are at Skipton Girl's High School and Matthew is at Lady Lane Park School in Bingley.

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Philip Shaw
Deputy Town Mayor
Ward:Fell Lane and Westburn
Email:[email protected]
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Amjid Ahmed
Chair of Watch and Transport
Ward:Highfield
Committees:Watch and Transport
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07946 702293
Address:8 Victoria Mews
Keighley
BD21 2SF
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Samuel Fletcher
Chair Civic Centre
Ward:Brackenbank and Ingrow
Committees:Community Development
Civic Centre and Strategy
Planning
Town Council\\\'s representative for Bradford District Councils\\\' Liaison group.
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:01535 959842; mob: 07554 610198
Address:5 Vernon Hall
Vernon Court
Keighley
BD20 6LA

Born in Bradford in 1991, I have lived in Keighley virtually all my life since I was five years old. I grew up in the Knowle Park area and went to Ingrow First/Primary School and then Oakbank School, where I got into the Sixth Form and achieved three A-levels in Business Studies, ICT and Government and Politics, in addition to my seven A-C grade GCSEs.

I then secured a place at the University of Bradford and enrolled on a Combined Studies program in Politics and International Relations (two-thirds) with Business Studies (one-third). After my first year I swapped Business Studies for Social Studies. I graduated with a Diploma of Higher Education, which means I have two-thirds of a degree!

I have worked for a local community project in Keighley, the Keighley Parents Advice Centre, for three months in 2013 before that was shut down due to its funding grant from Bradford Council being discontinued. I now work for an energy efficiency surveyor in Bradford.

I was proud to be elected to serve the Bracken Bank and Ingrow ward, where I know many people from my school days, at a by-election in December 2013, and then re-elected without contest in May 2015.

I enjoy walking, reading and swimming in my spare time.

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John Kirby
Chair Allotments & Landscapes
Ward:Laycock and Braithwaite
Committees:Community Development
Civic Centre and Strategy
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:[email protected]
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Anayat Mohammad
Chair Community Development
Ward:Spring Gardens and Utley
Committees:Community Development
Watch and Transport

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07966 382879
Address:50 Hollins Lane
Utley
Keighley
BD20 6LT

I have lived in Utley with my family since moving from Blackburn in 2001.

A community activist for most of my life, I am a firm believer in social justice, equality of opportunity, democracy and the rule of law.  I have held strategic positions in the statutory and voluntary sectors for the past twenty years being responsible for programmes that have improved neighbourhoods and contributed to a better quality of life for communities, particularly disadvantaged and the vulnerable, working in challenging (hotspot) areas across the North of England.

A community practitioner trained in Leadership, media relations and management, I occupy an in-depth knowledge of working with communities from different backgrounds I have been working as a senior officer in Local Government over the past twelve years focussing on two of the key national agendas Social Cohesion (Community Cohesion - Integration) and Prevent (Counter Terrorism).

A practising Muslim, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Having passed my prime as a sportsman I am now confined to just watching football, cricket and tennis.

An unknown fact about me is that I was the first Asian (Muslim) to have professional trials with Blackburn Rovers, twice, while at school.

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Barry Thorne
Chair of Finance & Audit
Ward:Brackenbank and Ingrow
Committees:Finance and Audit
Events and Leisure
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07423431629 or 07788995914
Address:124 Harewood Road
Keighley
BD22 7NW

I was born in 1948 in Taunton Somerset and went to secondary education. I am married with two boys.

I joined the Royal Navy in 1963 and was an electronic engineer I left in 1970 to work for The Post Office Telephones as an engineer and worked there for 22 years.  I was active in the Labour and Trade Union Movement for all this time.  I had education at Ruskin College on various issues including equal rights and media studies.

I served on Bradford Council for 30 years including being The Lord Mayor in 1992 – 1993.

I now work for a Charity called Bradford Disability Sport & Leisure as a fund-raiser.

My other interests are Race, Disability, and sexual equality as I still feel much needs  to be done.

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Martin Walker
Chair of Planning
Ward:Bogthorn and Exley Head
Committees:Planning
Policies and Governance Committee
Watch and Transport Committee
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:01535 667742 - 07493 152550
Address:Aysgarth,
Wood View Road
Oakworth
Keighley
BD22 7LL

Elected via a By-Election held on 23 February 2017

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Michael Westerman
Chair of Complaints and Events & Leisure
Ward:Morton and Sandbeds
Committees:Policies and Governance
Events and Leisure
Complaints Committee
Town Council\'s representatives for YLCA South Pennine Branch

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:01535 606432, 07931 234011
Address:6 High Spring Road
Long Lee
Keighley
BD21 4TF
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Clare Abberton
Vice-Chair Watch and Transport, Finance & Audit and Civic Centre
Ward:Spring Gardens and Utley
Committees:Watch and Transport
Planning
Finance and Audit
Civic Centre and Strategy
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07816 955430
Address:Ashfield
Spring Gardens Lane
Keighley
BD20 6HL


Julie Adams
Vice-Chair Community Development
Ward:Fell Lane and Westburn
Committees:Policies and Governance
Community Development
Town Council\'s representatives for YLCA South Pennine Branch.
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:Home: 01535 669584 Mobile: 07949 122735

Co-opted onto the Town Council on 28 January 2016 and then Elected back on to the Council in May 2019.

I was born in Whitby and have lived in Keighley for 32 years. I have three children who have all 'flown the nest', my eldest daughter and son live in London and my other daughter in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I currently work with my husband Chris in his software development business.

I developed an interest in Keighley Town Council some years ago, however, because of family and work commitments I never seemed to be able to afford the time to pursue and stand for council.

I am very passionate about doing the right thing for the people of Keighley and I am sure I have a lot to offer to Keighley Town Council and the residents of the town. I am not afraid of speaking up for what is right and would always have your best interests at heart.

Before I became a councillor I often attended council meetings as an observer to see how things were done for the town, I hope to have regular contact with the community and would welcome any concerns they may have, not only in my ward but also in Keighley in general.

Keighley Town Council and its residents can have a town and a council to be very proud of and, I strongly believe that if residents are encouraged to take an interest and become active in community projects we can leave a positive legacy for future generations.

I have a passion for travel and love to visit new places, I love scuba diving and try to do it when time allows, I also have two large dogs who keep me active and on my toes!

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Emanuele Bernardini
Vice-Chair Planning and Allotments & Landscapes
Ward:Guard House
Committees:Watch and Transport
Planning
Events and Leisure
Allotments and Landscapes

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07943830588
Address:175 North Dean Road
Keighley
BD22 6QT

Elected via a By-Election (unopposed) on the 18 August 2017

I am Emanuele Bernardini, Guard House’s newest representative on Keighley Town Council. I have lived in Guard House for nearly 10 years with his partner and 3 children. Since 2009 I have worked for Bradford Council in Adult Community Services, currently as a Homecare Senior coordinating care for older people and others needing support.

I would like to create a more open town council which ensures voluntary groups get the help they need and offers support to young people who are out of work and education. I will also campaign for better community involvement to fight poverty and strive for extra support for elderly and vulnerable people.

I will be available to all in Guard House, regardless of their political persuasion. 

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Javaid Akhtar
Councillor
Ward:Lawkholme and Showfield
Committees:Policies and Governance
Watch and Transport
Planning
Complaints Committee
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07970 604314
Address:9 Sandywood Street
Keighley
BD21 3AJ
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Nasir Ali
Councillor
Ward:Knowle Park
Committees:Allotments and Landscapes
Email:[email protected]
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Christine Chapman
Councillor
Ward:Morton and Sandbeds
Committees:Policies and Governance
Events and Leisure
Community Development
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07917 540154


Joshua Clarkson
Councillor
Committees:Finance and Audit
Events and Leisure
Community Development
Email:
Telephone:07397 152466


Samantha Louise Cooper
Councillor
Ward:Woodhouse and Hainworth
Committees:Policies and Governance
Community Development
Civic Centre and Strategy
Email:
Telephone:07540 584938
Address:1 Century Street
Spring Bank
Keighley
BD21 5DJ


Mark Curtis
Councillor
Ward:Oakworth
Committees:Finance and Audit
Policies and Governance
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07747 625696
Address:14 James Street
Oakworth
Keighley
BD22 7PE

I have lived in Keighley all my life, and in Oakworth for over 30 years. I am married with two grown up children who were both educated in the Worth Valley. I worked at Keighley College, for 28 years and am now a self employed builder.I am a governor of two local primary schools and in my leisure time I enjoy walking.

In these challenging times, I believe it is important to value our community, preserving the facilities in the Worth Valley in order to support our young

families, working people and the elderly.

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Mick Dowse
Councillor
Ward:Woodhouse and Hainworth
Committees:Planning
Policies and Governance
Allotments and Landscapes

Email:
Telephone:01535 661079
Address:Heather Lodge
Back Shaw Lane
Keighley
BD21 5QU


Chris Graham
Councillor
Ward:Long Lee and Parkwood
Committees:Finance and Audit
Human Resources
Civic Centre and Strategy
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:
Telephone:01535 448973
Address:Apple Garth
Calton Road
Long Lee
Keighley
BD21 4RU


Chris Herd
Town and District Councillor
Ward:Brackenbank and Ingrow
Committees:Human Resources
Complaints Committee
Town Council\\\'s representative for the Bronte Country Partnership.
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07837711570
Address:Great Stone Farm
Stone Lane
Oxenhope
BD22 1BG

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Chouhdry A. Mahmood
Councillor
Committees:Community Development
Civic Centre and Strategy
Email:[email protected]

Co-opted by the Town Council on 18 June 2015

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Shazad Mahmood
Councillor
Ward:Spring Gardens and Utley
Committees:Civic Centre and Strategy

Email:[email protected]
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Luke Maunsell
Councillor
Ward:Oakworth
Committees:Finance and Audit
Allotments and Landscapes
Town Council's representative for Oakworth Village Society.
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07506 589654
Address:37 Calton Street
Keighley
BD21 1HG

Co-opted by the Town Council on 18 June 2015

I am fiercely proud to have been given the chance to represent Oakworth on Keighley Town Council. I have been born and bred in Keighley, studied at Holycroft Primary School and then Oakbank School and currently at Leeds University.

Since getting involved in local politics in 2012 I have actively engaged in key campaigns in the Town from the supporting our local NHS services and our Police Station from budget cuts. I am currently the Youth Representative and Branch Secretary in my local constituency party. I have proudly stood for election since becoming 18 and am honoured to have been given the opportunity to raise my voice for local people. 

I look forward to seeing the Town Council continue to provide for the members of the Parish and am excited to be the Town Council's representative on the Edward Sugden Almshouses and the Oakworth Village Society as well as a member of the Events and Leisure committee.

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Mohammed Nazam
Councillor
Ward:Highfield
Committees:Human Resources
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07912 076071
Address:61 Cliffe Street
Keighley
BD21 2ES
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Michelle Shaw
Councillor
Ward:Riddlesden and Stockbridge
Committees:Planning
Human Resources
Civic Centre and Strategy
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Abdul Shohid
Councillor
Ward:
Committees:Community Development
Email:
Telephone:01535 439355 - 07712 222213
Address:53 Malsis Road
Keighley
BD21 1EY


Andrea Walker
Councillor
Ward:Riddlesden and Stockbridge
Committees:Events and Leisure
Complaints Committee
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:[email protected]
Telephone:07747 685424
Address:6 Bar Lane
Riddlesden
Keighley
BD20 6AT
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Leanne Wrench
Councillor
Ward:Long Lee and Parkwood
Committees:Events and Leisure
Finance and Audit
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:
Telephone:01535 608698 - 07929 351727
Address:20 Spring Place
Long Lee
Keighley
BD21 4UD


Sohail Zubair
Councillor
Ward:Riddlesden and Stockbridge
Committees:Watch and Transport
Finance and Audit
Events and Leisure
Complaints Committee
Email:[email protected]
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