Des is the newly elected member of the City Council for Bartley Green. He has strong ties to the ward, having been an assistant head teacher there for a number of years, and is determined to continue Viv's excellent work following her retirement.
Deirdre has been a Councillor for Edgbaston Ward since 1999. During this time she has served in a number of roles on Birmingham City Council and is currently Shadow Cabinet Member for Sustainability. Deirdre lives in Harborne with her husband John, who has been a Harborne Councillor since 1983. John and Deirdre served as Birmingham’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress during 2003/4.
John has been Cabinet Member for Housing on Birmingham City Council since June 2004. He is a councillor for Bartley Green Ward and married to Kathleen. Their son Bruce is also a Bartley Green councillor. Between 2012-2013 John served as Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
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