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Your local councillors

The work we do is a reflection of our commitment to our local community.

Gerry Barker

I am a retired police officer, having dedicated 36 years to serving the public in West Yorkshire and my natural concerns are for home security, road safety and anti-social behaviour. I have actively campaigned on local issues, such as the Children’s Centre and Children’s free bus travel. My aims are to preserve the separate village atmospheres; ensure any development is sustainable, proportional and appropriate; and to do my very best to promote and protect the interests of Burley and Menston.

Dale Smith

I have lived in Menston since 1940. I served on Ilkley UDC between 1963-74 and on Bradford Council between 1974-80 and also from 1988-today. I have held most responsible posts on both bodies. I am passionate about Education, Inequalities Gaps, Disabilities and Wharfedale Ward. I am married to Margaret and we have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. I am Chairman and Motorman at Shipley Glen Tramway.

Jackie Whiteley

I have lived in Burley in Wharfedale since 1987. I have served on Bradford Council since November 2012. I currently sit on The Regulatory and Appeals Committee for large planning applications and I am the Conservative Shadow Spokesperson for Adult Services. I am married to Geoff with 1 daughter, Cecily, who is at University. I have previously been a Civil Servant , a Disability Rights Worker, a Careers Adviser for Leeds City Council and Leeds University and currently runs Strulch Limited – an eco-friendly mulch supplier.

Philip Davies MP

I was elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for Shipley in 2005 with a majority of 422 and was re-elected in 2010 with a majority of 9,944. Before being elected, I worked for Asda for 12 years, working my way up to be a Senior Marketing Manager. I live in Shipley.

I became the first MP to publicly call for Britain to withdraw from the EU and I am a member of the ‘Better Off Out’ campaign. I am also the Parliamentary Spokesman for the Campaign Against Political Correctness and I have twice won an award at the Spectator Parliamentary Awards .

07582 103495

23 Menston Old Lane

Burley In Wharfedale


LS29 7QQ

07801 669780

10 Craven Park



LS29 6EQ

07826 805566

26 Hill Crescent

Burley In Wharfedale


LS29 7QG

Westminster: 020 7219 8264

Constituency: 01274 582 272

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