Councillor Tony Duff
Party: Conservative Group
(including the Parishes Harmby and Leyburn)
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I represent the parishes of Leyburn and Harmby. Leyburn is a market town in the middle of Wensleydale with a population of around 1800. Leyburn has a Friday market, a cattle market, many shops and some light engineering as well as an Industrial Estate. Harmby is a small linear village approximately half a mile from Leyburn with a population c320. It is an active village with a playground and sports field.
I was in the Army for 19 years, rising to the rank of Major. I served in Germany, Aden, Persian Gulf, Malaya, Brunei, Sarawak and France. Since leaving the Army I lived at Burneston for 26 years before I moved to Constable Burton 4 years ago. I've worked as a financial advisor for many years and I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
I was elected in May 2007. There are a large number of meetings to attend, especially Scrutiny. The workload varies considerably but can occupy at least two evenings a week together with daytime meetings.
I enjoy hunting and am a Committee member of the West of Yore Hunt. I go shooting about a dozen days during the season and I am a keen salmon fisherman. I'm active in local politics in addition to Richmondshire District Council, I am also the Vice-Chairman of the Hunton Moor Branch of Richmond Conservative Association.