Your Local Councillors

Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which they has been elected to serve a term of office. They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries.

Worcestershire County Councillor

Cllr Dan Boatright

County Councillor for Pershore Division

Tel: 07752 438 210

Email: dboatright@worcestershire.gov.uk 

Dan was first elected in 2019 to Wychavon District Council. He was elected to the County Council in 2021. As a resident of Pinvin he is also a parish councillor. 

Dan has a background in archaeology and geology. After being a teacher for 11 years, he stepped back from his career to focus on local politics. 

Dan has a strong passion for education and improvements in disabity rights. His priority is always that residents are listened to and solutions to problems are found.  For too long local people had been taken for granted by out of touch councillors. 

Wychavon District Councillor

Cllr Liz Tucker

District Councillor for Pinvin Ward 

Tel: 01386 462 441

Email: ltucker2021@btinternet.com 

Liz was originally elected in the late 1970s, and has represented the Pinvin area at District or County ever since. Liz stood down as County Councillor in 2021, but remains a District Councillor for Pinvin. 

Liz is passionate about local politics, and always strives to ensure that residents' voices are heard. Liz has succesfully campaigned for local improvements to the road network, including the new Northern Link bypass, and youth services. 

 

Wychavon District Councillor

Cllr Margaret Rowley

District Councillor for Bowbrook Ward 

Tel: 01905 345307

Mobile:  07899 053700

Email: amargaretrowley@aol.com

 

 

Wychavon District Councillor

Cllr Liz Turier

District Councillor for Drakes Broughton, Norton, and Whittington Ward 

Tel: 01386 550 624

Email: lizturier@hotmail.com

 

 

Wychavon District Councillor

Cllr Angie Crump

District Councillor for Fladbury Ward (including the villages of Bricklehampton, Charlton, Cropthorne, Fladbury, and Wick)

Mobile:  07740 869940

Email: angie_crump@hotmail.com

 

 

Droitwich Spa Town Councillor

Cllr Chas Murray

Chawson Ward

Email: chas.murraydstc@gmail.com

Droitwich Spa Town Councillor

Cllr Rod P Hopkins

West Ward

Email: rod_hopkins2000@yahoo.co.uk

Your Local Party Executive Officers 2023

Officers get elected to the executive at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year to run the local party. The agenda and timing of the AGM is publicised to our membership in a timely manner, as set out by party rules, to give members the opportunity to participate.

Local Party Chair

Margaret Rowley

The role of the Chair is to:

  • Chair Local Party, general and executive meetings
  • Act as the point of communication with HQ and the region
  • Ensure compliance (along with the Treasurer) with PPERA
  • If another member is not so appointed, ensure compliance with data protection law
  • Ensure compliance to party constitution
  • Manage the local development plan and ensure it is fulfilled
  • Oversee Parliamentary candidate selection with the support of the Elections Officer
  • Ensure that the Local Party maintains the standards and practice expected  

Local Party Vice-Chair

Donn Collins

The role of the Vice-Chair is to:

  • Deputise for the Chair if they are ever unavailable or at the request of the Chair,
  • Chair Local Party, general and Executive Committee meetings if and when the Chair is absent or otherwise unable to chair such meetings, or at the request of the Chair
  • Proactively assist the Chair in the fulfilment of their responsibilities to and on behalf of the Local Party,
  • Proactively work with the other officers to assist them in their duties as necessary,
  • Be responsible for the fulfilment of responsibilities associated with any vacant officer position until it is filled, reporting to the Executive Committee on such responsibilities whilst it remains vacant. 

Local Party Secretary

John Littlechild

The role of the Secretary is to:

  • Produce agendas and minutes for meetings
  • Manage the diary of events to avoid clashes  
  • Inform the Chief Executive of the Federal Party and the secretary of the Regional Party of executive officer appointments and other matters required by this constitution apart from finance
  • Consult the Local Party constitution
  • Other administrative tasks 

Treasurer

Rod Hopkins

The role of the Treasurer is to:

  • Prepare and monitor the yearly budget
  • Submit PPERA reports
  • Oversee fundraising targets
  • Liaise with election agents
  • Keep accounts ready for audit

Membership Development Officer

Paul Greene

The role of the Membership Development Officer is to:

  • Organise and run recruitment campaigns
  • Follow up ‘At Risk’ members 
  • Ensure there is a range of events, social and political (in co-operation with the Secretary)
  • Encourage members to move on to Direct Debit payments
  • Secure accurate records of local party membership in the Federal Party’s central membership system
  • Check regularly for new members, welcome them, and organize new member interviews
  • Inform the Executive Committee of new members, in accordance with Section 4.4 of this Constitution
  • Produce a regular members’ newsletter (work with others)

Elections Officer and Diversity Champion

Dan Boatright

The role of the Elections Officer is to:

  • Ensure the Local Party has top-line electoral objectives agreed for at least five years ahead to guide campaigning activity
  • Ensure the Local Party has an agreed annual campaign plan, and supporting budget in consultation with the Treasurer
  • Form and oversee the smooth running of a constituency campaign team charged with delivering the agreed campaign plan within the agreed budget
  • Ensure the Local Party obtains the marked registers after every election and that the data is entered into the party’s system for recording electoral data 
  • Provide support to the Chair in the selection of Parliamentary candidates

The role of the Diversity Champion is to:

  • Develop an understanding of the diverse communities in the area of the Local Party
  • Identify under-representation of those communities within the Local Party and the executive/officer roles
  • Work with the Local Party executive to devise and promote a strategy to engage members of under-represented groups, to encourage them to join the party and to support them to become active in the management and decision-making processes of the Local and wider Party
  • Develop links with community groups

Local Party Honorary President

As the title suggests, President of the local party is an honorary position awarded to someone who has given great service to the party and who offers support and advice without any formal duties.

In some local parties, the President might be a national party figure like an MP or member of the House of Lords who offers to mentor the local team. Other local parties honour someone local who has worked long and hard in their borough or constituency.

Executive Member

Chas Murray

Each local party also has people elected to their Executive Committee as Ordinary Members, who do not hold specific roles. These are people who help by having a say in how the local party is run, and by taking on ad hoc roles and special projects based on their skills and interests.

Executive Member

Liz Tucker

Each local party also has people elected to their Executive Committee as Ordinary Members, who do not hold specific roles. These are people who help by having a say in how the local party is run, and by taking on ad hoc roles and special projects based on their skills and interests.

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