Ward Councillor for West Dart - Leader of the Council

Cllr R J Tucker

I have been elected as the ward councillor for West Dart (villages of Ashprington, Blackawton, Cornworthy and Dittisham) since March 1997.  I was elected to Dittisham Parish Council in 1991 and was Chairman for the first ten years.

I have lived in Dittisham all my life and I am married to Doreen and have two sons, Sean and Iain.

My background is in farming and I am still active on the farm although my two sons manage it overall. 

From 1982 to 1997 I gained a position of a Tax Commissioner for the Totnes area and I was a school governor at Blackawton Primary School from 1979 to 1982.  I was also Chair of the Dart Valley Milk Group in the late nineties. The purpose of the Milk Group was to enhance the milk price in which we were successful in the early years of the Group.

I am interested in sports, especially rugby, football and cricket, as well as politics and social media such as Twitter and Linkedin.

I consider the South Hams, with its rolling hills and stunning coastline, the best place to live in all of Britain.

Name:Councillor John Tucker
Job Title:District Councillor
Address:Cott Farm
Dittisham
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 0JQ
United Kingdom
Email:Cllr.Tucker@southhams.gov.uk
Tel:01803 722249
Councillor Position:Leader of the Council
Political Party: Conservative
Ward:West Dart
Parishes:Ashprington, Cornworthy, Dittisham and Harberton
Committees:Council, Executive, Council Tax Setting Panel, Discretionary Business Rate Relief Decision Panel, Political Structures Working Group, SH/WD Joint Steering Group
Outside Bodies:Local Government Association - District Council Network, South West Branch and Rural Commission; Plymouth and Peninsula City Deal, South West Councils