Councillor Richard Blows
Party: Conservative Group
(including the Parishes of Downholme, Ellerton Abbey, Grinton, Hudswell, Melbecks, Muker, Stainton and Walburn)
Outside Body Appointments
Yorkshire and Humber (Local Authorities) Employer's Association
Term of Office
12 May 2015 -
I do not hold surgeries, but I am available to be contacted via the details above at any reasonable time.
Register of Interests
After teaching at schools in Yorkshire, I worked for education authorities in the Manchester area and then for North Yorkshire County Council, where I helped introduce local management for schools. I then went on to work for the Government's Department for Education and became head of the Department's Darlington site. I now run a small holiday business in Richmond, in addition to working from home as a freelance editor/proof-reader of research articles.
I have lived in North Yorkshire for thirty years, and both our sons went to the local secondary schools in Richmond and Bedale.
This is the first time I have stood and been elected as Councillor, and I feel privileged to represent Swaledale on Richmondshire District Council.