Your Parish Councillors

Ken Councillor Ken Tomlinson – Chair

Ken became Chairman of Nunthorpe Parish Council in November 2013. Ken was born and went to school in Middlesbrough. He has lived in Nunthorpe with his wife Lesley for over forty years and they have four children. Ken graduated in Civil Engineering from Durham University and joined the Scientific Civil Service, Wallingford, Berkshire where he specialised in research into estuary and coastal engineering problems. He returned to Middlesbrough in the 1970’s and taught on the Civil Engineering degree course at what is now Teesside University. He has a PhD in Ship Mooring, and towards the end of his career he helped establish Queen’s College Durham where he became Senior Tutor. His interests include local affairs, athletics and gardening.

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john-harrison Councillor John Harrison

John has served Nunthorpe Parish Council  for over 10 years.  He is a retired Chartered Accountant having worked for many years as Financial Director of a large national Builders Merchants.  John has lived in Nunthorpe for six decades and attended Guisborough Grammar School. He is married to Pauline who was born in Nunthorpe who has lived in Nunthorpe all her life.  They have two children who were both educated in Nunthorpe prior to University.
John has been honorary treasurer for several large local charities

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Councillor David Leyland

David has been a member of Nunthorpe Residents Association and Nunthorpe Parish Council since 1976.   He is also a member of Nunthorpe Institute Management Committee.

A retired Architectural Technician, his interests include environmental issues, planning and architecture, transport, predominantly railways and local history.  David volunteers at two local primary schools helping the children to learn about nature through growing vegetables and trees.

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stephen Councillor Stephen Thomason

Stephen has been a Parish Councillor since 2015.  Married to Carol, he has lived in Nunthorpe since 2012 having previously lived in Marton. They have two sons and two daughters, all of whom have left home and they now live with their two cats, Harry & George – far less trouble.

Stephen spent his working life in the downstream oil industry and now acts as a business consultant. He has been a Parish Councillor since May 2015 and is passionate to defend Nunthorpe against overdevelopment in order to retain its character as a great place to live.

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Councillor David Tate

David is married to Liz and is Dad to two young girls.  He is new to the area of Nunthorpe, and he loves protecting and promoting the area.

David’s passion is community events, having fun, and bringing people together – he has organised  events in the past twelve months!

He works in a hospital, and in his free time loves pushing his baby around in a Silver Cross pram, exploring the area.

David is always here to help and listen.

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Councillor Mieka Smiles

Mieka, 37, lives in Nunthorpe with her family including her husband Christopher, also 37, and her two children George, seven, and Harriet, five.

She is very proud to call Nunthorpe home, having attended Nunthorpe Comprehensive (now Nunthorpe Academy) and choosing Chandlers Ridge Academy, another school in Nunthorpe, for her own children to attend.

By trade Mieka is a journalist having spent 15 years writing for a range of local, regional and national publications. She has recently made the jump to PR.

Three things she loves most about Nunthorpe? Its scenery, its history, and most of all its people…but she reckons it could most definitely do with a pub.

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Councillor Morgan McClintock


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We have room for five more Parish Councillors, so if you are interested in joining us at the Nunthorpe Parish Council please contact the Clerk here to find out more.

The Parish Clerk

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 Angela Livingstone, Parish Clerk

Angela has lived locally all her life, attending Captain Cooks School then Nunthorpe Secondary school, where her three daughters have also studied. She is passionate about the area and has been an active member of both Chandlers Ridge Academy and Nunthorpe Academy parents groups.

Angela has held the position of Parish Clerk since 2009. Since that time she has taken over the position of Responsible Financial Officer and has completed her qualification in CILCA – Certificate in Local Council Administration. Angela also works for Redcar & Cleveland Council as a Governance Support Officer and is a Parish Clerk for Whorlton Parish Council.