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Councillor Michael Bower

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Councillor Michael Bower (Mayor 1998 - 1999)

Councillor Michael Bower
Councillor Michael Bower

Party: Liberal Democrat
Term of Office: 1998 - 1999
Mayoress: Councillor Marie Bower
Deputy Mayor: Councillor Harry Fox
Charity Appeal: In aid of the Lamplighters, an organisation that supports children with special needs.

  • Served his National Service in the Royal Air Force Air Sea Rescue and Marine Craft Section (disbanded in 1986).
  • Subsequently trained as a Registered Mental Nurse and worked at Storthes Hall Hospital (previously the West Riding Mental Hospital, closed in 1991).
  • Elected to Kirklees Metropolitan Council for Holme Valley North.
  • Joined Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1971 as a lecturer.
  • Retired in 1987 and lectured part-time until 1997.
  • Served on the Environment Committee and the Social Services Committee.
  • Served on the Holme Valley Parish Council from 1981.
  • Member of the West Yorkshire Fire Authority.
  • Vice-President of Huddersfield Giants.
  • Died in 2008.


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