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.
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.
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