Your Councillors

Kippax Parish Council is made up of 16 Councillors, each representing one of the three Kippax Wards. Find out more about each Councillor and how to contact them below. 

To view the Parish Wards map go to www.leeds.gov.uk/maps then click on Parish Ward maps.

Francis Kelly

Francis Kelly

Central Ward

1 The Crest
LS25 7NN

07729497996

francis.kelly@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair

As Chair, Francis has oversight of all committees and projects as well as Chairing the Finance group and playing an active role in the Planning and Communications Committee, and the Christmas Lights Committee. He has been a Parish Councillor since 2012 and played an active role in bringing the Kippax Neighbourhood Plan to completion.

Francis is keen to support initiatives which improve the village for all residents and traders, helping to bring the community together and encourage the fantastic spirit of Kippax.

 

Martin Eyre

Martin Eyre

North Ward

27 Calvert Close
LS25 7EN

0113 2867587

martin.eyre@KippaxPC.gov.uk

Vice-Chair

Chair of Planning Committee 

Martin is Vice Chair of KPC, as well as Chair of the Planning Committee and a committed member of the Finance Committee, Village Services Group, Youth Group and Communications Group. He is a very active councillor and dedicates a lot of time to supporting special projects including the flags on the high street and Tour de Yorkshire.

Ann Parker

Ann Parker

East Ward

10 Longdike Court
LS25 7AZ

2861365

ann.parker@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Village Services Advisory Group Member

Ann has been a Parish Councillor for several years and plays a key role in the Village Services Group, keeping an eye on the village and ensuring any problems or concerns are rectified. Ann also spent many years working at Brigshaw High School.

Diana McEwan

Diana McEwan

North Ward

14 Brecks Lane
LS25 7EG

2873420

diana.mcewan@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair of Communications Group

Co-editor Kippax Matters Magazine 

Diana has been a member of the Parish Council for many years and is currently the Chair of the Communications Groups as well as Co-Editor of the Kippax Matters Magazine. Di leads on several projects including the Kippax Calendar and also sits on the Planning Committee. 

Gail Hardwick

Gail Hardwick

Central Ward

50 Oxford Drive
LS25 7JD

2860899

gail.hardwick@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair of Kippax Lights Committee  

Gail plays a very active role in the village, alongside her role on the Parish Council she also leads the Girl Guides unit for Kippax. As a councillor, she heads up the Christmas Lights Committee, delivering an exceptional event each year and manages funding applications for community grants.

Jack Bate

Jack Bate

East Ward

247 Gibson Lane
LS25 7JN

2866814

jack.bate@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Jack is a longstanding Parish Councillor and sits on both the Finance Committee and the Village Services Group. Most recently, Jack has led on the redevelopment of the village tennis courts on Brigshaw Lane.

Janet Purcell

Janet Purcell

Central Ward

191 Brigshaw Lane
LS25 7LD

2878901

janet.purcell@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Janet combines her role as a Parish Councillor with her professional role at Brigshaw High School. Her knowledge and experience makes her an excellent member of the Youth Advisory Group. 

Julia Almond

Julia Almond

3 Shuttocks Fold
LS25 7RF

07972147678

julia.almond@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Julia is a dedicated Parish Councillor who sits on the Finance Committee, Finance Group, Communications Group and Village Services Group. She is a very active member of the village, holding a Member Pioneer role at the Co-op and regularly helping to organise events throughout the village.

 


Julie Biscomb

Julie Biscomb

34 The Drive
LS25 7NQ

07787737776

julie.biscomb@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair of Kippax Village Services Group

A relatively new member of the Parish Council, Julie chairs the Village Services Group which is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the village and the management of the Village Caretaker. Julie spent several years working at Brigshaw High School and brings this experience and interest to the Youth Advisory Group.

Michaella Biscomb

Michaella Biscomb

6 The Crest
LS25 7NN

07795070043

michaella.biscomb@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Michaella joined the Parish Council in 2019 and is particularly focused on the Communications Advisory Group. Michaella manages the website and social media channels as well as supporting on special projects including Tour de Yorkshire.

Paul Spivey

Paul Spivey

Central Ward

2 Green Square
LS25 7LX

2869619

paul.spivey@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair of Youth Advisory Committee.

Raymond Bentley

Raymond Bentley

East Ward

194 Sandgate Drive
LS25 7QS

07575957899

raymond.bentley@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Member of the Planning and Finance Committee.

Vicky Land

Vicky Land

North Ward

75 Westfield Lane
LS25 7JA

07594379788

vicky.land@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Vicky is particularly interested in youth provisions in the village and plays an active role in the Youth Advisory Group, leading on activities and events including the summer Breeze event.

Heather Foley

Heather Foley

4 Cambridge Grove
LS25 7JF

07494533362

heather.foley@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Heather joined Kippax Parish Council in 2019 and balances her role as a councillor with a Leadership role at one of the local Brownie groups. Heather is particularly passionate about improving provisions and supporting youth activities in the village. 

Mathew Osman

Mathew Osman

North Ward

07486959791

mathew.osman@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Mathew joined Kippax Parish Council in 2019, and is a local parent. In his career, Mathew served in the military for 10 years, followed by 13 years service with the West Yorkshire Police. Alongside his role as a councillor, he also works with a local Air Cadets group.