Councillor Alan Liddle

Alan Liddle

My wife Helen and I have owned our house in the village for over 30 years and I have been an active part of the community for well over half that.

I was educated at a Newcastle Grammar School, before moving to Sussex to study biochemistry whist working for Beecham Research at their offices in Worthing. Following a period of time working as a pharmaceutical representative, I joined a division of BOC firstly working in the UK and then on their Export Division. We lived and worked in Dubai in the UAE before moving back to the UK to our house in Stainton. I then worked as export manager for a large American Corporation from my base in the UK. I was lucky enough to travel and work in most of the Middle and Far East, as well as large parts of Africa. I eventually settled permanently in Stainton where I owned and ran the village Post Office for 19 years, before it closed in 2010.

I have been a Parish Councillor for over 10 years working alongside Councillor Maelor Williams. Following Maelor’s death in 2015, I became chairman of the Parish Council. I was an inaugural member of the Stainton & Thornton Community Council and I am Chairman of The Friends of Stainton and Thornton Green Spaces.

I care passionately about the villages and hope to continue to work to maintain and improve the villages for the benefit of everyone.