About Damien

Damien Greenhalgh is the Labour County Councillor for Glossop and Charlesworth, and Deputy Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Derbyshire County Council. Damien was elected on 2nd May 2013 and, aged 25, was the youngest person elected to the authority.

He is also Borough Councillor for Howard Town ward on High Peak Borough Council having been elected on 7th May 2015; and has also served as a Member of the Peak District National Park Authority since August 2013.

Damien was born and raised in Glossop, where he attended All Saints Primary and St. Philip Howard Secondary Schools in the town and Xaverian Sixth Form College in Manchester, before going onto study Politics at Salford University and University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic. He is the son of Peter and Joanne Greenhalgh, brother to Simon, Matthew and the late Tim Greenhalgh; and partner to local lad James.

Damien understands that before anything else he is a local councillor, community champion and a neighbour. To that end since his election Damien has focused on helping numerous constituents get their concerns addressed and issues resolved; campaigned hard against the Government’s cuts to Derbyshire’s valued public services, and fought for improved infrastructure and environmental works for the town, its residents and visitors.

Locally he is Chair of Governor at Dinting Primary School, Vice-Chair of the Glossopdale Furniture Project and Director of High Peak Renovate Community Interest Company.

He has also been a passionate advocate of public transport and has through his role as Chair of the successful High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership worked avidly to improve the three rail lines that traverse the borough, their stations and their rail services.

Before becoming a councillor Damien worked for a leading Manchester city-centre based law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to both commercial and private individuals.

You can get in touch with Damien via the Contact Damien section.

 

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