Personal Site of

Councillor Richard John West


Photograph of Councillor Richard John West
Councillor Richard John West


Home Address:
40 Silver Street
St Neots
PE19 5TS

Personal Information

I was born and raised in Buckden and am a member of the Buckden Surgery Patients Association as well as acting as a co-ordinator for the local Neighbourhood Watch.


I have close family connections with the Offords and am a Member of the Friends of St Peter's Church, Offord Darcy Committee.


At the age of sixteen I started work in the motor industry. In 1991, a change of career meant that I worked in Highways and Transportation collecting Highway Data and carrying out Safety and Detailed Inspections before retiring in September 2006. Since retiring I have become heavily involved in community affairs and enjoy getting involved with the local residents. My desire to help the local community led to my standing for election as a District Councillor in May 2006 and re-elected to the District Council in May 2010. I was also pleased to be elected as a County Councillor in June 2009. I have found being a local Councillor to be a rewarding experience and a steep learning curve and it has also broadened my understanding of the local community.


My term as a Cambridgeshire County Councillor ends on 2nd May 2013 and I am not seeking re-election.

Page updated: 03/01/2014, 12:48