Judith Hughes - Almondbury
Elected May 2015.
Judith was born & bred in Huddersfield. She attended St Joseph’s school and then went to All Saints High School & Huddersfield Technical college. As a single parent she went back into education and gained a degree in History from Manchester Metropolitan University. Before becoming a councillor she worked in personal finance gaining financial qualifications. Judith was also a union representative for the GMB/APEX union for six years fighting for the rights of working people.
Judith has family across the ward, her grandfather grew up around Broken Cross & his extended family lived across Almondbury Lepton and Lascelles hall. Judith's brother & his family live in the Almondbury area.
Judith says, "I believe in Equality Fairness and justice and will fight for this within the ward as well as within Kirklees. I have 4 years’ experience as a Kirklees councillor & I was proud to have been elected as the First Female Leader of the West Yorkshire fire & Rescue Service in 2014 after serving as the deputy in the previous 2 years as well as previously being the chair of the finance committee. I will bring my life experience as well as my local government experience to the ward & will be able to hit the ground running. I am known to be able to work cross party & will work in a positive manner with the 2 existing ward councillors for the benefit of the communities across the large geographical area of the ward."
Do you want to get involved in Almondbury? Ring Judith on 07813 886754 or branch secretary Kevin Carr 314346