Ward Councillor for Newton and Yealmpton

Cllr Keith Baldry

I am a former County Councillor and I am in my fourth term as a District Councillor where I am the Leader of the Opposition Group. I am a joint member for the largest geographical ward. I have twice been a Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate. I am the Leader of the South Hams Liberal Democrat group . I am a long time  member of Yealmpton Parish Council and served three years as its Chair.  I have been active in politics all my adult life.

My first degree was an MA from Dublin University and in 1996, I was awarded a M.Phil by Plymouth University.

I worked for the Post Office for over 30 years and retired as Head Postmaster (Plymouth and Cornwall) when I was 50.  Previous appointments include Controller Mount Pleasant, London.

I am a former Chairman of the Devon Fire Authority.

Since retiring I have been able to spend time on community and political activities.

My interests are bell ringing and bridge and I am a season ticket holder at Plymouth Argyle and an Associate Member of MCC. Other memberships include: South West Coast Path Association; Community Council of Devon; CND; Republic; Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.

I am married to Isabel and we have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Name:Councillor Keith Baldry
Address:14 Hillside Drive
United Kingdom
Tel:01752 881402
Mobile:07967 122916
Councillor Position:Leader of the Opposition Group
Political Party: Liberal Democrats
Ward:Newton and Yealmpton
Parishes:Holbeton, Newton and Noss, Sparkwell and Yealmpton
Committees:Executive - Environment Portfolio
Outside Bodies:Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee
Declaration of Interests Summary:

Employment: None

Sponsorship: South Hams Liberal Democrats

Securities: None

Contracts: None

Land/Licences: 14 Hillside Drive, Yealmpton PL8 2NT

Corporate Tenancies: None

Membership of Other Bodies:Yealmpton Parish Council; CND; Republic; SW Coastal Path Association; Amnesty International; Liberal Democrats

Other Matters: None

Training & Development from May 2019:

May 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-Elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)

  • Setting the Scene & How the Council Works including Code of Conduct
  • Governance - Introduction to the role of the Executive, O+S Panel, DM Committee, Licensing Committee, Audit Committee and Salcombe Harbour Board,
  • The Locality Service
  • Environment Service Briefing
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Various IT Training
August 2019Energy From Waste (Site Visit, Devonport)
September 2019Climate Change Workshop