Oadby St. Peter’s ward is represented by 2 Borough Councillors. At the last Borough elections, David Carter was re-elected by local voters and Ian Ridley won the second seat from the Conservatives. Both Ian and David are Liberal Democrats.
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Councillor David Carter
I have lived in Oadby St. Peter’s for 32 years, working for 28 years as a lecturer and manager in Further Education, which included managing partnerships with voluntary and community groups. I took voluntary redundancy to give my time to community and church activities in Oadby.
I was elected to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council in 2011 and chaired the local residents’ forum for four years and I am the current chair. I also chaired the Greening the Borough Working Group, consistently championing environmental issues in our area. I am a trustee of two local charities.
I believe in giving my full commitment to the role of local councillor, representing your interests to the council and helping you to understand the council’s decisions and policies.
Dr. Ian Ridley
I am a Data Analyst in Leicester and have lived in Oadby St. Peter’s for over 20 years.
I served as a local primary school governor for 8 years and helped to form the SOS Oadby campaign of local residents to oppose changes to our Oadby schools in 2014. The schools re-thought their plans as a result of our petition.
I have a Doctorate in Climate Physics from Leicester University and have worked in transport, engineering and now education.
Since I was elected in 2019, I have worked to build on my record of listening to the concerns of residents and neighbours, helping to resolve issues like graffiti and bin collections.
I continue to campaign to protect weekly bin collections and free shoppers’ town centre parking both of which are well supported by residents and local retailers.