Councillor James Ashton

Councillor James Ashton
10 May 2005
10 May 2005

James Ashton was first elected as a county councillor in June 2001. He was re-elected in May 2005.

Married with two grown-up children, James was a navigator in the Royal Air Force before qualifying as a solicitor. He retired from legal practice in 2002. Previously he has been a scout leader, a governor of primary and secondary schools, and a parish councillor. He is now a governor of the Oakway Infants and Junior and Victoria Primary Schools in Wellingborough.

James was a member of the County Council’s Cabinet from its creation in October 2001 until May 2005. From October 2001 to May 2003, he was responsible for Localities, Communities, and Partnerships; from May 2003 to January 2004 for Public Protection and Community Planning; and from January 2004 to May 2005 for Public Protection. James represented the County Council on all seven local strategic partnerships in Northamptonshire and was a founding member of the Community Funding Advisory Panel. James was the first chair of the Regional Management Board of the fire and rescue authorities in the East Midlands, and remained a member of the national Local Government Association’s Fire Services Management Committee until July 2007.

Election History

Tue 10 May 2005 Sat 6 Jun 2009 Not re-elected

Party Representation History

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LabourThu 10 May 2007 Sat 6 Jun 2009

Ward Representation History

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HemmingwellThu 10 May 2007 Sat 6 Jun 2009

Current Committee Memberships

Not a current member of any Committee.

Past Committee Memberships

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Enterprise Scrutiny Committee Deputy Chair06 June 200906 June 2009
Stronger Communities Scrutiny Committee Member06 June 200906 June 2009
Scrutiny Programme Board Member06 June 200906 June 2009
Council Member16 May 200820 May 2009
Enterprise Scrutiny Committee Deputy Chair16 May 200820 May 2009

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

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