Councillor Michael Bower
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.