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Mayor of East Staffordshire

Councillor Philip Hudson

Elected as Mayor: May 2022

Party: Conservative

Constituency: Crown

​Biography: 

I was born in Warwickshire, one of five children. I lived in Warwickshire until I left school and worked for F.W. Woolworth and Co Ltd as a management trainee which meant traveling around the country. I was educated at Myton High School Warwick, South Warwickshire College of F.E., Scarborough Tech. College, Lanchester Polytechnic and Staffordshire Polytechnic. I was awarded several certificates and diplomas in Business Studies and in 1990 graduated in Law obtaining the LL.B. I moved to Staffordshire in 1981, having been promoted to store manager at Burslem, Stoke on Trent. I married Karen my wife of 42 years.

In 1983 I joined Staffordshire Police and was stationed at Uttoxeter, where we have lived since. I retired after 30 years but then worked in education as a S.E.N Teaching Assistant at various schools in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

I am a school governor at Thomas Aleynes High School Uttoxeter. I am Chairman of Uttoxeter Branch Royal British Legion. I am an Instructor, Expedition leader and assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists and a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle club. I am a volunteer with the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Bloodbikes in East Staffordshire. My hobbies include motorcycling, and the outdoors. I support the Ride to the Wall each year at the NMA.

I started my political career in 2016 as a member of Uttoxeter Town Council of which I am still a member. I was elected as Ward Member for Uttoxeter Town of the East Staffs Borough Council in 2017. I was elected as Ward Member for Crown Ward of East Staffs Borough Council in 2019. I was elected as County Councillor for Uttoxeter Urban Division in 2021.

I am truly honoured to have been elected as Mayor during this very special year of our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I am very much looking forward to visiting all of the communities in this wonderful diverse Borough of East Staffordshire over the coming year.

Charities

Blood Bikes and Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) 

Arrange for the Mayor to attend an event

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event, please download and complete this form and return it to julie.byrne@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Contact details

Tel: 01283 508601
julie.byrne@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk