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Shabir Ahmed
Town Mayor
Ward:Highfield
Committees:Ex-Officio on all Committees (only one vote may be exercised) with the exception of Human Resources committee (member)
Email:cllr.sahmed@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 667964 (Home), Mobile: 07970 292313
Address:45 Cliffe Street Keighley BD21 2ES
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Barry Thorne
Deputy Town Mayor
Ward:Brackenbank and Ingrow
Committees:Ex-Officio on all Committees (only one vote may be exercised) with the exception of Human Resources committee (member)
Email:cllr.thorne@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07423431629
Address:124 Harewood Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 7NW

I was born in 1948 in Taunton Somerset and went to secondary education. I am married with two boys.

I joined the Royal Navy in 1963 and was an electronic engineer I left in 1970 to work for The Post Office Telephones as an engineer and worked there for 22 years.  I was active in the Labour and Trade Union Movement for all this time.  I had education at Ruskin College on various issues including equal rights and media studies.

I served on Bradford Council for 30 years including being The Lord Mayor in 1992 – 1993.

I now work for a Charity called Bradford Disability Sport & Leisure as a fund-raiser.

My other interests are Race, Disability, and sexual equality as I still feel much needs  to be done.

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Julie Adams
Ward:Fell Lane and Westburn
Committees:Policies and Governance Committee
Events and Leisure
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:cllr.adams@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:Home: 01535 669584 Mobile: 07949 122735
Address:380 Halifax Road, Keighley, BD21 5HW

Co-opted by the Town Council on 28 January 2016

I was born in Whitby and have lived in Keighley for 32 years. I have three children who have all 'flown the nest', my eldest daughter and son live in London and my other daughter in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I currently work with my husband Chris in his software development business.

I developed an interest in Keighley Town Council some years ago, however, because of family and work commitments I never seemed to be able to afford the time to pursue and stand for council.

I am very passionate about doing the right thing for the people of Keighley and I am sure I have a lot to offer to Keighley Town Council and the residents of the town. I am not afraid of speaking up for what is right and would always have your best interests at heart.

Before I became a councillor I often attended council meetings as an observer to see how things were done for the town, I hope to have regular contact with the community and would welcome any concerns they may have, not only in my ward but also in Keighley in general.

Keighley Town Council and its residents can have a town and a council to be very proud of and, I strongly believe that if residents are encouraged to take an interest and become active in community projects we can leave a positive legacy for future generations.

I have a passion for travel and love to visit new places, I love scuba diving and try to do it when time allows, I also have two large dogs who keep me active and on my toes!  

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Amjid Ahmed
Ward:Highfield
Committees:Watch and Transport
Human Resources
Finance and Audit
Civic Centre Strategy
Email:cllr.aahmed@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07946 702293
Address:8 Victoria Mews, Keighley BD21 2SF
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Fulzar Ahmed
Ward:Spring Gardens and Utley
Committees:Policies and Governance Committee
Civic Centre Strategy
Email:cllr.fahmed@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07814027903
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Javaid Akhtar
Chairman - Finance and Audit Committee
Ward:Lawkholme and Showfield
Committees:Watch and Transport
Planning
Finance and Audit
Civic Centre
Email:cllr.akhtar@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07970 604314
Address:9 Sandywood Street Keighley BD21 3AJ
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Kaneez Akthar
Ward:Long Lee and Parkwood
Committees:Watch and Transport
Events and Leisure
Email:cllr.kakthar@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07970 059780
Address:8 Westview Court, Keighley, BD20 6JF

Co-opted by the Town Council on 18 June 2015

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Nasir Ali
Ward:Knowle Park
Committees:
Email:cllr.ali@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07828 433273
Address:75 Catherine Street, Keighley, BD21 1HB
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Ron Beale
Ward:Woodhouse and Hainworth
Committees:Complaints Committee
Watch and Transport
Email:cllr.beale@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 661706
Address:7 Ridgemount Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5DX

Co-opted by the Town Council on 28 April 2016

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Peter Corkindale
Ward:Oakworth
Committees:Policies and Governance Committee
Watch and Transport
Email:cllr.corkindale@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 642542, 07768 983190
Address:3 Sunhurst Drive, Oakworth, Keighley BD22 7RG

I was born in Bingley in 1948 and moved to Keighley in 1953.  I married Patricia in 1970 and I have lived in Oakworth since 1974.  I was a pupil at the former technical school in Strawberry Street.  On leaving in 1964 I joined the borough of Keighley's Direct Works Department as an apprentice plumber after which I was self employed until the building trade went through a bad period and, needing a steady income in 1976, I joined the Police Force.

I was a sergeant and, amongst other things during my service, was in charge of the Western area Tactical Firearms Team, the Bradford Bomb Search Team, the Toller Lane Pro-Active Unit and the Bradford Vice Squad after which I came to Keighley where I was the Station Sergeant.  I then worked in the Forward Planning Unit before retirement in 2003.

Sadly my wife became ill and I became a widower in 2010.  I have two children and three grandchildren of whom I am extremely proud.  Both girls are at Skipton Girl's High School and Matthew is at Lady Lane Park School in Bingley.

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Mark Curtis
Ward:Oakworth
Committees:Planning
Policies and Governance Committee
Finance and Audit
Email:cllr.curtis@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07747 625696
Address:14 James Street, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 7PE

I have lived in Keighley all my life, and in Oakworth for over 30 years. I am married with two grown up children who were both educated in the Worth Valley. I worked at Keighley College, for 28 years and am now a self employed builder.I am a governor of two local primary schools and in my leisure time I enjoy walking.

In these challenging times, I believe it is important to value our community, preserving the facilities in the Worth Valley in order to support our young 

families, working people and the elderly. 

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Ian Dermondy
Chairman - Planning & Policies and Governance Committee
Ward:Guard House
Committees:Planning
FOI Advisory
Policies and Governance Committee
Events and Leisure
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:cllr.dermondy@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07473 022300
Address:4 West Bank Close, Keighley, BD21 6HQ

I was born in London in 1966 I have been married to Annette for last 12 years we have 6 wonderful children and a grandson, I moved to Yorkshire about 14 years ago and have been involved with a number of volunteer services, I spent 6 years as the area co-ordinator and county controller for a lowland search and rescue team, ran martial arts schools for 22 years around the country and was a school governor before  becoming involved in local politics.

Elected to Keighley town council in May 2015 representing the Ward in which I live being Guardhouse. My hobbies are Ham Radio (amateur radio), walking and fishing.

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Samuel Fletcher
Ward:Brackenbank and Ingrow
Committees:Planning
Events and Leisure
Allotments and Landscapes
Policies and Governance Committee
Finance and Audit
Civic Centre
Email:cllr.fletcher@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 959842; mob:07486 359190 or 07554 610198
Address:5 Vernon Hall, Vernon Court, Keighley BD20 6LA

Born in Bradford in 1991, I have lived in Keighley virtually all my life since I was five years old. I grew up in the Knowle Park area and went to Ingrow First/Primary School and then Oakbank School, where I got into the Sixth Form and achieved three A-levels in Business Studies, ICT and Government and Politics, in addition to my seven A-C grade GCSEs.

I then secured a place at the University of Bradford and enrolled on a Combined Studies program in Politics and International Relations (two-thirds) with Business Studies (one-third). After my first year I swapped Business Studies for Social Studies. I graduated with a Diploma of Higher Education, which means I have two-thirds of a degree!

I have worked for a local community project in Keighley, the Keighley Parents Advice Centre, for three months in 2013 before that was shut down due to its funding grant from Bradford Council being discontinued. I now work for an energy efficiency surveyor in Bradford.

I was proud to be elected to serve the Bracken Bank and Ingrow ward, where I know many people from my school days, at a by-election in December 2013, and then re-elected without contest in May 2015.

I enjoy walking, reading and swimming in my spare time.

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Christopher Herd
Ward:Brackenbank and Ingrow
Committees:Events and Leisure
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:cllr.herd@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07837711570
Address:Great Stone Farm, Stone Lane, Oxenhope, BD22 1BG

Elected via a By-Election held on 21 January 2016



Gulfraz Hussain
Ward:Riddlesden and Stockbridge
Committees:Watch and Transport
Planning
Email:cllr.hussain@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07838 380750
Address:106 Devonshire Street, Keighley, BD21 2QF
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Tufail Khan
Ward:Woodhouse and Hainworth
Committees:Planning
Events and Leisure
Email:cllr.khan@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07870 644810
Address:30 Ashleigh Street, Keighley, BD21 3BS

Co-opted by the Town Council on 18 June 2015

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John Kirby
Chairman - Allotments and Landscapes Committee
Ward:Laycock and Braithwaite
Committees:Policies and Governance Committee
Complaints Committee
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:cllr.kirby@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 640399, 07460 836195
Address:15 Victoria Avenue Mytholmes, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8HP
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Chaudhury Tariq Mahmood
Ward:
Committees:
Email:cllr.tmahmood@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07967 806002
Address:19 Westfield Crescent, Keighley, BD20 5BL
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Chouhdry A. Mahmood
Ward:Long Lee and Parkwood
Committees:Planning
Email:cllr.cmahmood@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07882 018585
Address:12 Victoria Court, Keighley, BD21 2SE

Co-opted by the Town Council on 18 June 2015

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Shazad Mahmood
Ward:Spring Gardens and Utley
Committees:Civic Centre Strategy
Email:cllr.smahmood@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07540 612649
Address:5 Fern Court, Keighley, BD20 6HS
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Luke Maunsell
Chairman - Events and Leisure Committee
Ward:Oakworth
Committees:Allotments and Landscapes
Policies and Governance Committee
Events and Leisure
Email:cllr.maunsell@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07506 589654
Address:37 Calton Street, Keighley, BD21 1HG

Co-opted by the Town Council on 18 June 2015

I am fiercely proud to have been given the chance to represent Oakworth on Keighley Town Council. I have been born and bred in Keighley, studied at Holycroft Primary School and then Oakbank School and currently at Leeds University.

Since getting involved in local politics in 2012 I have actively engaged in key campaigns in the Town from the supporting our local NHS services and our Police Station from budget cuts. I am currently the Youth Representative and Branch Secretary in my local constituency party. I have proudly stood for election since becoming 18 and am honoured to have been given the opportunity to raise my voice for local people. 

I look forward to seeing the Town Council continue to provide for the members of the Parish and am excited to be the Town Council's representative on the Edward Sugden Almshouses and the Oakworth Village Society as well as a member of the Events and Leisure committee.

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Anayat Mohammad
Chairman - Civic Centre Stratgey Committee
Ward:Spring Gardens and Utley
Committees:Complaints Committee
FOI Advisory
Finance and Audit
Civic Centre Strategy
Email:cllr.mohammad@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07966 382879
Address:50 Hollins Lane, Utley, Keighley, BD20 6LT

I have lived in Utley with my family since moving from Blackburn in 2001.

A community activist for most of my life, I am a firm believer in social justice, equality of opportunity, democracy and the rule of law.  I have held strategic positions in the statutory and voluntary sectors for the past twenty years being responsible for programmes that have improved neighbourhoods and contributed to a better quality of life for communities, particularly disadvantaged and the vulnerable, working in challenging (hotspot) areas across the North of England.

A community practitioner trained in Leadership, media relations and management, I occupy an in-depth knowledge of working with communities from different backgrounds I have been working as a senior officer in Local Government over the past twelve years focussing on two of the key national agendas Social Cohesion (Community Cohesion - Integration) and Prevent (Counter Terrorism).

A practising Muslim, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Having passed my prime as a sportsman I am now confined to just watching football, cricket and tennis.

An unknown fact about me is that I was the first Asian (Muslim) to have professional trials with Blackburn Rovers, twice, while at school.

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Mohammed Nazam
Chairman - Complaints Committee
Committees:Human Resources
Finance and Audit
Complaints Committee
Civic Centre Strategy
Email:cllr.nazam@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 210225, 07912 076071
Address:61 Cliffe Street Keighley BD21 2ES
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Gary Pedley
Chairman - Human Resources Committee
Ward:Fell Lane and Westburn
Committees:Human Resources
Finance and Audit
Email:cllr.pedley@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 214215 (Home), 01535 609506 (Work), 07810 353903
Address:82 Fell Lane, Keighley BD22 6DT

Born in Keighley and a Fell Lane resident, I am strongly in favour of preserving Keighley's heritage and unique identity.  As CEO of Keighley & District Volunteer Centre and Vice Chair of Keighley Disabled People's Centre, I have been involved in the local community for over 15 years.

My work with Keighley & District Volunteer Centre has given me a thorough understanding of the needs in our community and the privileged ability to respond to many of those needs in a positive way.  As the elected member for Fell Lane & Westburn, I will endeavour to play an active part in ensuring that Keighley Town Council remains focused on its responsibilities and mindful of its commitment to the electorate.

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Philip Shaw
Ward:Fell Lane and Westburn
Committees:Human Resources
Finance and Audit
Civic Centre
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:cllr.shaw@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:079250 68826
Address:50 Sun Street, Haworth, BD22 8BS
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Andrea Walker
Ward:Riddlesden and Stockbridge
Committees:Complaints Committee
Finance and Audit
Events and Leisure
Allotments and Landscapes
Email:cllr.walker@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07747 685424
Address:6 Bar Lane Riddlesden Keighley BD20 6AT
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Martin Walker
Ward:Bogthorn and Exley Head
Email:cllr.mwalker@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 667742
Address:Aysgarth, Wood View Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 7LL

Elected via a By-Election held on 23 February 2017

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Michael Westerman
Chairman - Watch and Transport Committee
Ward:Morton and Sandbeds
Committees:FOI Advisory
Watch and Transport
Civic Centre Strategy
Email:cllr.westerman@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:01535 606432, 07931 234011
Address:6 High Spring Road Long Lee Keighley BD21 4TF
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Amjad Zaman
Chairman - Civic Centre committee
Ward:Lawkholme and Showfield
Committees:Civic Centre
Watch and Transport
Email:cllr.zaman@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:07525 945654
Address:Mountroyd, 164 Highfield Lane Keighley BD21 2HU


Sohail Zubair
Ward:Riddlesden and Stockbridge
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Email:cllr.zubair@keighley.gov.uk
Telephone:078093 97637
Address:285 Bradford Road, Keighley, BD20 5LD
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