Cllr Keith Orrell


Councillor for Huntington and New Earswick

Address: 18 Trent Avenue, Huntington YO32 9SE 

Keith taught children with special educational needs for nearly thirty years, culminating in being Head of a Unit for autistic children.

Keith has wide political experience and was Parliamentary Candidate for Ryedale in 1997 and 2001, substantially reducing the Conservative majority.

He has been a member of North Yorkshire Police Authority since 2007 and is also a member of Huntington Parish Council. Keith is a member of Heworth Golf Club.

Keith currently holds the position of Interim Executive Member for Economic Development & Community Engagement.

His portfolio covers: Electoral Services, Legal Services and Information Management, Civic and Democratic Services (inc. Scrutiny), Communications and Media, Community Engagement, Ward Committees, Parish Council liaison, Play Policy, Youth Support Services, Economic Development and Regeneration, Business and Skills Development and Apprenticeships.

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