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.

Martin Eyre

Martin Eyre

North Ward

0113 2867587

martin.eyre@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair

Chair of Planning Committee 

Vice-Chair of Village Services Committee 

Martin is Chair of KPC, as well as Chair of the Planning Committee and a committed member of the Finance and Corporate Governance Committee, Village Services Committee, Youth & Leisure Committee, Communications Committee and Personnel Committee. He is a very active councillor and dedicates a lot of time to supporting special projects throughout the village.

Michaella Biscomb

Vice-Chair 

Chair of Youth & Leisure Committee 

Michaella joined the Parish Council in 2019 and was elected as Vice-Chair in 2020. Michaella is Chair of the Youth & Leisure Committee as well as an active member of the Communications Committee and Finance and Corporate Governance Committee. Michaella also works closely with the High Street Team. Michaella leads on a lot of the promotional activity for the council including the website content and social media accounts.

Julia Almond

 Chair of Personnel Committee

Julia is a dedicated Parish Councillor, she is the Chair of Personnel Committee as well as an active member of the Village Services Committee and the Youth & Leisure Committee. She is a very active member of the village, holding a Member Pioneer role at the Co-op, an active role in the High Street Team and regularly helping to organise events and projects throughout the village.

 


Jack Bate

Jack Bate

East Ward

247 Gibson Lane

jack.bate@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Jack is a longstanding Parish Councillor and is a key member of the Finance and Governance Committee. Most recently, Jack has led on the redevelopment of the village tennis courts on Brigshaw Lane.

Julie Biscomb

Chair of Village Services Committee

Julie chairs the Village Services Committee 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 her role on the Youth & Leisure Committee.

Julie is also a member of the Personnel Committee.  

Heather Foley

Vice-Chair Youth & Leisure Committee 

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. Heather is also a member of the Planning Committee.

Gail Hardwick

Gail Hardwick

Central Ward

50 Oxford Drive

gail.hardwick@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair of Kippax Lights Committee  

Chair of Finance and Corporate Governance 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 is also the Chair of the Finance and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Alan Hudspith

Alan Hudspith

East Ward

alan.hudspith@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Alan joined Kippax Parish Council in 2021. He is a member of several committees including Village Services and Youth & Leisure. Alan is also a keen 'Wombler' and takes prides in clearing Kippax and our surrounding areas of litter and helping to coordinate a team of other Wombling volunteers,

Vicky Land

Vicky Land

North Ward

vicky.land@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Vicky is particularly interested in youth provisions in the village and plays an active role in the Youth & Leisure Committe, leading on activities and events including the summer gala.

Vicky also serves on the Personnel  Committee. 

Josie Mawson

Josie was co-opted on to Kippax Parish Council in May 2020. Josie also serves as President of KAOS (Kippax Amateur Operatic Society) and have been a committee member for over 40 years.

Josie is an active member of the Personnel Committee and is also a member of Planning and Communications.  

Diana McEwan

Diana McEwan

North Ward

diana.mcewan@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Vice-Chair of Communications Committee

Co-editor Kippax Matters Magazine 

Diana has been a member of the Parish Council for many years and is currently the Vice-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. 

Mathew Osman

Mathew Osman

North Ward

mathew.osman@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Chair of Communications Committee

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. He is the new Chair of the Communications Committee and Vice-Chair of Planning. Alongside his role as a councillor, he also works with a local Air Cadets group. 


Ann Parker

Ann Parker

East Ward

ann.parker@kippax-pc.gov.uk

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

Janet Purcell

Janet Purcell

Central Ward

janet.purcell@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Janet has served as a Councillor for several years and is an active member of the Youth and Leisure Committee and the Personnel Committee.

Helen Richardson

Helen Richardson

East Ward

helen.richardson@kippax-pc.gov.uk

Janet Simpson

Janet was co-opted onto Kippax Parish Council in October 2020. She is a member of the Personnel, Village Services and Christmas Committee.