Cllr Mark Jackson

Blaby District Council : North Whetstone Ward

Mark Jackson moved with his family to Whetstone from Glen Parva in 1995 and lives in the Holmes Park area.

For over ten years he has been an active Whetstone Parish Councillor for the village; originally drawn into the Council because of the anti-social behaviour that was affecting various parts of Whetstone at the time.

Over the last ten years Mark has been a longstanding member of the following Parish Council working groups: Finance, Public Open Spaces with Community Premises and Planning.  Mark was elected Chairman of the Parish Council for two consecutive terms during 2011 and 2012. In particular he was Chairman when the Parish Council, as a team, prevented the unrestricted development of green field sites on the edge of the village which involved persuasive public speaking at Blaby District Council meetings and HM Inspector of Planning hearings before Queen’s Council.

Mark is retiring from his Commission in the British Army after a long and varied career; the relevant highlight being a stint as a UK government representative at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Away from work Mark is a founder member, Secretary and Treasurer of Whetstone Allotment Association (WAA) which formally came into being in 2009.  The Chairwoman and real boss of WAA is his wife Eileen!

My simple aim and objective is to make meaningful ‘Localism’ within the framework of Conservative values; a good example being to build new homes on long derelict brownfield sites first rather than green fields.

Mark has been part of the Scrutiny Working Group that has ensured car park fee increases have been kept to a minimum, whilst provision and standards have been either maintained or improved and are now taxpayer cost neutral. Appointed Scrutiny Commissioner Mark has been involved with the Audit and Licencing Committees.

Other Councillors representing this Ward:


See Also

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.

Cllr Mrs Janette Ackerley

Harborough District : Lutterworth - Swift

Janette Ackerley is married with two children and two grandchildren.

She was born and educated in Lutterworth and has lived nearly all of her life in the Town.

She is now retired after teaching for over 20 years at Lutterworth High School. Janette has served as a Magistrate since 1996.

Janette has been a member of Lutterworth Town Council for 30 years and served three terms as Town Mayor.

Cllr Mrs Geraldine Robinson

Harborough District Council:Lutterworth - Orchard

Geraldine Robinson is married with two grown up children, two grandsons and two granddaughters.  She was born and educated in Lutterworth and at least five generations of her family have lived in the town.  She has worked as a librarian at Lutterworth High School for over 30 years and is now retired.

Cllr Louise Richardson

Blaby District Council : Enderby and St. John's Ward
County Council : Enderby and Lubbesthorpe Division

Cllr Deanne Woods

Blaby District Council : Stanton and Flamville Ward

I am a 44 year old mum living and working locally, I operate the family Sunday markets and outdoor events business.

My partner is a long standing Parish and District Councillor so I have attended meetings and worked closely with him on many different local projects.  I am delighted to have been selected as one of the three Conservative candidates for the Stanton and Flamville Ward.