Elected Representatives

Elected Representatives

The Parish Council has 2 wards: Barwick and Scholes.
There are 12 elected representatives (Parish Councillors).
Councillors are democratically elected every four years.

Elections

Parish Councillors are democratically elected at the Parish Council elections which take place every 4 years. Parish Councillors can serve a maximum of 4 years and need to re-stand at every election. You can find out more about Parish and community council elections in England at the electoral commission website.

Voting between elections

If a vacancy should occur between elections, Parish Councillors can also be appointed by other serving Parish Councillors via a process known as ‘co-option’. These vacancies are known as “Casual Vacancies”.

Register of interests

All Councillors are legally bound to complete a ‘Register of interests’ outlining any interests they may have. These are usually financial but can include other interests (for example, if a Councillor owns plot of local land). This helps to ensure transparency with the Parish Council.  There is a copy of each register within each Councillors profile. 

Clerk to the Parish Council

Keith Langley

Keith Langley

Clerk to the Parish Council

33 Flats Lane
Barwick in Elmet
Leeds
LS15 4LJ

Clerk to the Parish Council
Middlesbrough-born Keith came to the Parish as a boy and he grew up here. Moves up the property ladder brought him back and his own children grew up here. He has been Clerk of the Parish Council since 2014. He is involved with the local church, is an allotment holder, a fan of Yorkshire sports clubs and can be seen running between the villages.

Elected Representatives

David Budd

Barwick Ward

Parish Councillor

Register of interests

Karen Dales

Scholes Ward

19 Main Street
Scholes
Leeds
LS15 4DQ

Parish Councillor
Planning Committee Member
Scholes Lodge Field Committee Member
ELOR Working Group Member

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Carl Atkinson

Barwick Ward

Contact via the clerk

Barwick in Elmet
Leeds
Postcode

Parish Councillor

Register of interests

Alexandra Cantelo

Scholes Ward


Scholes
Leeds

Parish Councillor
Member Planning Committee
Member Scholes Sports Pavilion Committee.

Alex has lived in Scholes from around 7 years old and has fond memories of playing and exploring in and around the farms and surrounding countryside.
Alex and her husband Dean have raised their family in Scholes as she is passionate for the parish to remain as safe and rural as possible for future generations to come.  She enjoys horse riding, DIY and anything to do with the great outdoors!

Claire Hassell

Barwick Ward

Chessingham
Elm Wood Lane
Barwick in Elmet
LS15 4JX

Vice Chair
Finance & General Purposes

 First elected to PC in May 2007. Chair 2015-2020. Attends Leeds Outer North East Committee, voting member Yorkshire Local Councils Association. Spoken publicly at Planning Enquiries against inappropriate, unwelcome developments. e.g. Scholes Pass Site, Barwick Crematorium. Concerned regarding pollution, climate change, advocates tree planting. Allotment holder, keen gardener and horticulturalist. A lifetime following professional sport so naturally supportive of local sports clubs. Organised Barwick event for first Tour de Yorkshire and Beacons of Light on Hall Tower.

Phil Maude

Phil Maude

Scholes Ward

30 The Avenue
Scholes
Leeds
LS15 4AS

Chairman
Planning Committee Chair
ELOR Working Group Member

Ex Officio Member of all sub committees
(As chair of the Parish Council) 

Phil is chair of the Parish Council and also chairs the Planning Committee. He was instrumental in setting up the Working Party to liaise on the building of the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) and he is also taking an active role in the review of the Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan (NPD)

Paul Remmer

Scholes Ward

Address Line 1
Address Line 1
Scholes
Leeds
Postcode

Parish Councillor
Scholes Lodge Field Committee Chair
Finance & General Purposes Committee Member
ELOR Working Group Member

Graham Slater

Scholes Ward

77 Nook Road
Scholes
Leeds
LS15 4AX

Parish Councillor
Scholes Pavilion Sub Committee Chair
Finance & General Purposes Committee Chair
Planning Committe Member
Barwick Allotments Sub Committee Member
Scholes Lodge Field Committee Member
Scholes Sports Field Committee Member
ELOR working party Member
Website and Facebook Admin

Graham was elected in May 2019 and brought his experience of running his own computer services limited company for the last 20 years and sits on the board of 2 other companies. He has lived in the village for over 40 years and in the past has served on the PTA and Village Hall as well as being a high school governor for 10 years.

Register of interests

 

Dr. Stella Walsh


Scholes Ward

Contact via clerk to the Parish Council

 

Parish Councillor
Chair of the Staffing sub committee
Member of Finance & General Purposes

Trustee of The Ancient Barwick in Elmet Charitable Trust
Chair of the Scholes Peace Flame sub committee
Community Fund Parish Council Representative

Stella has served on the Parish Council since 2012

Register of interests

 

Jacqueline Ward

Barwick Ward

11 Fieldhead Drive
Barwick in Elmet
Leeds
LS15 4EE

Parish Councillor
Finance & General Purposes Committee Member

Jaqueline moved to Barwick in Elmet in 2001.  She enjoys the rural village life with the added bonus of being close to Leeds. Having joined the Parish Council in November 2019, her first role in volunteering in the local community. 
She has been involved in many voluntary roles over the years including that of a School Governor, Scrutiny board member for children and families, Guides, St John Ambulance, Tour de Yorkshire to name a few. 

“I enjoy being a councillor, hopefully making a difference within our community.”

 

 

Vacant.

Barwick Ward

Parish Councillor

Vacant

Register of interests

Michael Brunt

Barwick Ward

3, Carrfield Road
Barwick in Elmet
Leeds
LS15 4HY

Parish Councillor
Finance & General Purposes Committee Member

A resident of Leeds since 2003, Mike was co-opted to the Parish Council in February 2021 having moved to Barwick in Elmet from Chapel Allerton in late 2020.  He is a former teacher, senior local government officer specialising in education and a trade union official. In retirement, he writes fiction and books on Bridge under a pen name.

Leeds Ward Councillors

Barwick and Scholes both fall within the Harewood ward. There are 3 Councillors within the ward who are elected every 4 years.

You’ll find a full list of Leeds Ward Councillors at:
https://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx

Member of Parliament

The Parish lies within the Elmet & Rothwell constituency. Your serving MP is Rt Hon Alec Shelbrooke (Conservative) whose constituency office is based in Wetherby.

Alec Shelbrooke

Member of Parliament for Elmet & Rothwell

House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA

UK General Election

Thurs 2nd May 2024

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