Cllr Les Phillimore

Ward Councillor - Cosby with South Whetstone Ward and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services

Part-time Tutor @ De Montfort University

Regional Chairman for the Federation of Small Businesses (East Midlands)

Clerk to Cosby Parish Council

Born and raised in Braunstone Town; Les was educated at Ravenhurst and Winstanley schools providing him with a proud and life-forming education that has truly stood the test of time. Les lives locally with his youngest son and his wife of 38 years, Jackie; a specialist in pre-school children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

Passionate about our social environment, where we live and the opportunities that everyone should have, Les works tirelessly to ensure that both local and personal issues such as ASB, roads; health; traffic; social care, housing and dog fouling are championed and dealt with in the most efficient manner and as a proud member of the Blaby Planning Committee, Les is a powerful voice keen to ensure that good housing and commercial development is welcome but well located and beneficial to our residents and communities and says: -.

“It is down to the hard work, skill and dedication of the staff, Officers and Councillors at Blaby District Council that the Blaby district has been voted the 5th best place to live in England. As your council and your elected representatives, we will always have to make difficult decisions, some of which may not be popular but I am proud to be part of the leading group that has always cast their votes, been prepared to stand up and be counted; and always taken the decisions that are right for the people who live, work and play in the Blaby area.

In Blaby district, we are privileged to be seen as a golden economy for investment and employment and these investments and developments will bring amazing opportunities for generations to come; not just with local jobs and skills but with access to brand new state-of-the-art leisure, education and health services; investment and improvements to motorway junctions and a wide range of mixed and affordable housing for local people”.

Starting his career as an Apprentice at GEC in New Parks; Les quickly moved on to enjoy a career in a leading FTSE100 Plc and most latterly a major USA Group bringing him into contact with amazing people from all walks of life. Now; as a Co-Director of a local business consultancy, Regional Chairman for the Federation of Small Businesses, Clerk to Cosby Parish Council and volunteer Mentor for students from year 11 upwards through to Masters level; Les says: -

“I am privileged to be able to help others succeed by pursuing my passion for business, innovation, skills and people. I get to work with a wide variety of businesses; universities and experts and represent thousands of small businesses across the East Midlands; ensuring that their voices are heard with senior stakeholders; politicians and Government agencie

As a mature business person and ex-job hunter, Les is himself profoundly aware of the challenges faced by the over 50’s who are finding re-employment challenging and the enormous impacts that can have on family life. Not only does Les champion this cause at every opportunity but with a small team supporting him, Les launched a new recruitment and placement job board specialising in the over 50’s who possess immense business and economic expertise and have the experience to identify new opportunities, attract investment; build businesses and create jobs. Already partnered with the DWP, Les is in discussions with Higher Education and global research groups about the challenges and opportunities for the over 50’s and collectively, we look forward to making a real difference and lobbying Government.


Other Councillors representing this Ward:


Christmas lights switch on - Cosby

WOW – what an incredible event that really did demonstrate the living, breathing and beating heart of Cosby as a village “community”.

Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2017 – Whetstone

On Sunday 12th November the annual Whetstone Remembrance Day parade took place following its usual marching route through Whetstone and led by the Scouts band.

Heavily supported by Whetstone Parish Council the turn-out from all walks of life this year was truly amazing.

See Also

Cllr Terry J. Richardson

Leicestershire County Council: Narborough and WhetstoneBlaby District Council Candidate Pastures WardSouth Leicestershire Conservative Association Deputy Chairman Political

Cllr Neil Bannister

 South Leicestershire Conservative Association Chairman

Harborough District Council: Dunton Ward

Cllr David. J. Findlay

Blaby District Council : CountesthorpeDavid Findlay was born in Wellingborough and has lived in Leicestershire for the past 11 years.He currently works as a Payroll Administrator for a large retail company where he has also undertaken the role of “Community Champion” through which he encouraged local residents and schools to become engaged in enhancing their local community.

Cllr David Freer

Blaby District Council : Croft HillParish: Croft ; Elmesthorpe ; Potters Marston

Cllr Iain M. Hewson

Blaby District Council Stanton & Flamville Ward

I have lived in Sapcote for 35 years. Married to Sandra for 38 years and have a grown up son.
I wanted to get more involved in my local community and I have now served on Sapcote Parish Council for six years, the last four as Vice Chairman.

I have served on Blaby District Council since 2011 and have worked as a team with Sheila Scott and Ernie White in looking after your interests.

Cllr Sheila Scott

Blaby District Council Stanton & Flamville WardSheila Scott has lived in Sapcote for over 34 years, and has for the past three years represented Stanton and Flamville Ward as a Blaby District Councillor.

Cllr Maggie A. Wright

Leicestershire County Council: Stoney Stanton and Croft

Blaby District: Normanton Ward

Parish: Thurlaston

Maggie Wright was born, educated and lives here in the community she wants to represent.

Cllr Bill Liquorish

Leicestershire County Council: Broughton AstleyHarborough District Council: B. Astley - Sutton Ward

Cllr Mrs Rosita Page

Leicestershire County Council: LutterworthHarborough District Council: UllesthorpeRosita has lived in the local area for over 30 years and has 2 grown up daughters who attended local schools.She has been a District Councillor since 1999 and a County Councillor since 2004 actively representing the villages of Bitteswell, Bittesby, Claybrooke Magna, Claybrooke Parva and Ullesthorpe.

Cllr Paul Dann

Harborough District Council: Broughton Astley - Primethorpe Ward

Paul has been married to Judith for 47 years, they have three children and nine grandchildren, all of whom live in or near the village.

Except for two years when first married, Paul has lived all his life in Broughton Astley.
At the District Council, Paul is a member of the decision making Executive with responsibility for Corporate and Customer Services.
He is also a Parish Councillor with twenty two years experience and is a past Chairman.