Cllr Les Phillimore

Leicestershire County Councillor for the Cosby and Countesthorpe Ward including South Whetstone, Foston and Kilby

Blaby District 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 wife of 39 years, Jackie; a specialist in early-years children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

Their two grown up children were educated locally at Badgerbook, Thomas Estley and Countesthorpe Leysland before studying at De Montfort University and University of Leicester and leaving home to start their careers and independent lives. Les is delighted to be able to give back to our schools and universities as both a student mentor and a part-time Tutor at De Montfort University where he supervises and coaches Masters’ Degree students with business research projects, helping the next generation gain those all-important, business skills.

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, education, housing and dog fouling are championed and dealt with in the most efficient manner and is a powerful voice keen to ensure that good housing and employment growth is welcome but is 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 Conservative Councillors at Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council that the Blaby district has been voted the 5th best place to live in England and Leicestershire is one of the fastest growing economies in the country.

As your councils 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 lead group at both Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council, a 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 and Leicestershire county area.

In the Blaby district, we are privileged to be seen as a golden economy for investment and employment and these investments and developments will bring challenges but also 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 schools, roads and motorway junctions, social care and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities along with 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 coach and mentor for students from year 11 upwards to Masters level; Les says: -

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

As a mature business person and ex-job hunter himself, Les is profoundly aware of the challenges faced by the over 50’s who are finding re-employment challenging and witnessing first-hand the enormous impacts that unemployment can have on family life.

Now a champion for the 3rd Age (Over 50’s), Les and a small team 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. Les is also 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 to the lives and opportunities of real people living and working in the third age and to 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 Finance

Cllr Neil Bannister

 South Leicestershire Conservative Association Chairman

Harborough District Council: Dunton Ward

Cllr David. J. Findlay

Blaby District Council : Countesthorpe

David Findlay has been a local district councillor for Countesthope for the last eight years and has lived in the village for over 10 years

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.