Councillor Mike Smith

Councillor: Mike Smith
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Ward: Gnosall and Woodseaves
Photo: Mike Smith
Contact Telephone: 01785 280648
Councillor Fax: 01785 619119
Postal Address: Batchacre Cottage, Shebdon, Stafford
ST20 0PX


I was born in Stone, educated at Trentham Junior school and Longton High School in Stoke on Trent. I served a 5 year student apprenticeship with English Electric and Beaconside Stafford leaving with a first in Electro-Mechanical engineering. After 3 more years as a Production Engineer I left to work as an Engineer Surveyor for a Manchester Engineering Insurance company, a subsidiary of Sun Alliance. I became a chartered engineer (MIMechE) and worked steadily through the ranks leaving as Operations Manager.

I was first elected to Stafford BC in February 2002 and re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 & 2015. I am the Cabinet Member for Leisure and was recently appointed deputy leader.

For many years I was a keen athlete competing for Staffordshire in the national school championships and I ran the first London Marathon. I retain my membership of Newcastle Staffs Athletic Club and the North Staffs Road Runners Assoc for which I was statistician through the 1980s.

I am a keen gardener and on the committee of my local horticultural show. I am also interested in vintage machinery, mainly agricultural and railways, being a member and volunteer of several preservation groups.

I represent the council on Sport Stafford Borough, the Arts Council and Horticultural Committee. I am also a Parish Councillor for High Offley and a Governor of Woodseaves School.

I hold surgeries at your place or mine by appointment.

Political Party

I hold the following position(s) within my political group:-

Group Position
Conservative Party


I am a member of the following committees:-

Committee Position
Cabinet Deputy Leader and Leisure Portfolio
Chief Executive Appointment Committee

Diary Dates

The following is a list of dates of committees upon which I am presently a Member, click on the meeting to get the agenda, reports and minutes.

Date Meeting Position
02/05/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Deputy Leader and Leisure Portfolio
13/05/2017 Council (Mayor Making) (10.30am)
22/05/2017 Council (Appointments) (7.00pm)
01/06/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Deputy Leader and Leisure Portfolio
06/07/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Deputy Leader and Leisure Portfolio
25/07/2017 Council (7.00pm)
03/08/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Deputy Leader and Leisure Portfolio
31/08/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Deputy Leader and Leisure Portfolio
19/09/2017 Council (7.00pm)

Click here for an archived list of all previous committee meetings this councillor may have attended.