Councillors

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  • David Ekinsmyth – Chairman
    David Ekinsmyth – ChairmanCouncillor
    Telephone: 07811 114971 Councillor David Ekinsmyth was born in London and spent some years of his childhood in Australia, returning to complete his schooling. He has a degree in Economics from London University and a post graduate Certificate in Education. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute by examination. He spent the first 10 years of his career in the Insurance industry before moving into Further Education as a business and management Lecturer. He moved to Cornwall and was able to develop his interest in sailing and was involved in yacht delivery around Europe and sail training. He was also employed within the Recycle for Cornwall Project as a canvassing supervisor. In 2007 he was elected to the Parish Council and has subsequently served on all Committees and as Chairman of the Council for 3 years. In July 2014 he was elected to Cornwall Council and is the current member for Illogan. Outside of Council roles David is a proud father and grandfather and has maintained the interest in sailing and has just retired after 5 years as Commodore of Blind at Sea. He also enjoys playing the piano and guitar and walking his two dogs. David is a Liberal Democrat member.
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    Telephone: 07811 114971 Councillor David Ekinsmyth was born in London and spent some years of his childhood in Australia, returning to complete his schooling. He has a degree in Economics Read More.
  • David Crabtree – Vice Chairman
    David Crabtree – Vice ChairmanCouncillor

    Telephone: 07803 165419

    David was born in York and started moving around the country as he gained promotion working for a building society before taking redundancy in 1989 and then becoming a sub postmaster.

    His wife is from Camborne until the mid 1970s.  When they sold the post office in 2001 the decided to move back to Cornwall.  Since then he has run a number of businesses and is now working for a national market research company.  He has two grown up children and two granddaughters, both of whom live locally.

    He was a parish councillor when living in Sussex and was pleased when the opportunity came along to fill the vacancy for Park Bottom in October 2014 as he sees it as a chance to hopefully put something back into the Parish which made them feel so welcome.  He feels that each part of the Parish should maintain its individual identity and a green border maintained.  He will fight against any mass development that would spoil this area.

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    Telephone: 07803 165419 David was born in York and started moving around the country as he gained promotion working for a building society before taking redundancy in 1989 and then Read More.
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  • Gary Cullimore
    Gary Cullimore
    Telephone:  07762812158 I was born in Luton but moved to Cornwall at the age of 6 months so I consider myself to be Cornish.  I lived in Redruth for most of my childhood and joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16, I served on ships for a few years and then joined Submarines where I stayed for the rest of my time in the Navy.

    Whilst Serving I had an accident that led me to be wheelchair bound for the rest of my life.  After leaving the Royal Navy I came back to Redruth where I met my wife Nikki, we moved to Illogan with our children in 2004.  I have worked as a volunteer for the Royal British Legion and SSAFA.

    This is my first time as a parish councillor and I hope to contribute to the welfare of our beautiful village and surrounding area.

    Telephone:  07762812158 I was born in Luton but moved to Cornwall at the age of 6 months so I consider myself to be Cornish.  I lived in Redruth for most Read More.
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  • Paul Holmes
    Paul HolmesCouncillor
    Telephone: 01209 714275 An Illogan boy and schooled in Illogan, he worked in London from 1966 to 1976 and is now a retired electrician, having run his own electrical business.  He has been a Church chorister, joining Illogan Church Choir in 1952, a chorister at St. John’s Church, Camborne, a member of the Illogan-based Cornwall Gorsedh Church Choir Tereba Nessa.  He has sung in Wales, Scotland, France and England and holds a Royal School of Church Music silver medal and many singing trophies from local festivals. Between 1985 and 2009 he served six terms as the Illogan County Councillor and as Illogan District Councillor until both were abolished in 2009.  He was elected to Illogan Parish Council in 2003 and currently serves on the Planning  and Environmental Services Committee.  As a Councillor since 1985, he would like to see more devolution of responsibility from Cornwall Council and is delighted that Illogan Park has now been secured under Illogan Parish Council.  Paul would like Illogan Parish Council to take on more responsibilities from Cornwall Council to ensure that matters that are neglected by Cornwall Council are done by someone.
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    Telephone: 01209 714275 An Illogan boy and schooled in Illogan, he worked in London from 1966 to 1976 and is now a retired electrician, having run his own electrical business.  Read More.
  • Graham Ford
    Graham FordCouncillor
    Telephone: 07747 346481 Graham Ford was first elected to Illogan Parish Council in 1985 and is the last founding member. He has served three full terms as Chairman. He is the Finance Chairman of the National Association of Councils. He represents Cornwall at the South West Region and on the Committee for Smaller Local Councils. Graham has served on the Community Health Council and as a District Councillor for Illogan.
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    Telephone: 07747 346481 Graham Ford was first elected to Illogan Parish Council in 1985 and is the last founding member. He has served three full terms as Chairman. He is Read More.
  • Mike Jobson
    Mike Jobson
    Telephone:  01209 610395 Mike was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and has lived and worked in various locations in UK and then Africa, living in Lagos, Nigeria for six years pursuing his career with Diageo PLC. Mike moved to Cornwall in 2007 and worked as a Business Coach in the county, working with many small and medium sized enterprises. Mike is keen to promote the Parish as a safe place to live and work, to the benefit of all. Mike has a keen interest in road safety and is a keen motorcyclist, sailor, and skier. Mike is one of the Parish Councillors for the Tehidy ward.
    Telephone:  01209 610395 Mike was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and has lived and worked in various locations in UK and then Africa, living in Lagos, Nigeria for six years Read More.
  • Ms Sue Kemp
    Ms Sue Kemp
    Telephone:  07584 651136 I live in the cottage I grew up in with my little family and can often be seen walking miles with my dogs around this beautiful village that we are blessed to call home. I previously worked for London Ambulance Service and after many years I took early retirement to raise my children back home in Cornwall. I am passionate about the village I live in and the community within it.
    Telephone:  07584 651136 I live in the cottage I grew up in with my little family and can often be seen walking miles with my dogs around this beautiful village that Read More.
  • Miss Jean Pollock
    Miss Jean PollockCouncillor
    Telephone: 01209 714275 Dorset born of Scottish ancestry, she moved to Somerset in 1979 where she was a Frome Town and Mendip District Councillor.  She is a retired Pipe Organ Builder’s Assistant.  She visited Cornwall for many years and moved to Illogan to marry Cllr Paul Homes in a Cornish Language Ceremony at Bridge Chapel in 2013.  As well as being an accomplished violinist she is a Church Chorister at St. John’s Church, Camborne and a member of Tereba Nessa, the Illogan-based Cornish Gorsedh Church Choir.  She is an animal lover with one cat. She was elected to Illogan Parish Council in 2013 and serves on the Staffing Committee.  She believes poverty is a serious problem in Cornwall and firmly believes we must protect the rural areas of our Parish and support its agricultural industry whilst still providing homes in the right places for local people and she trusts that serving you will help to improve the area. Jean and Paul are the first married couple in Cornwall to win the Royal School of Church Music silver medal.
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    Telephone: 01209 714275 Dorset born of Scottish ancestry, she moved to Somerset in 1979 where she was a Frome Town and Mendip District Councillor.  She is a retired Pipe Organ Read More.
  • Stefan Szoka
    Stefan Szoka
    Telephone: 01209 214735 Stefan was born in Redruth and educated at Redruth Grammar School. His father was Polish, injured during the war at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 whilst fighting with the allied forces and was brought back to the UK.  His mother is Cornish. He works as a Sales Engineer in the field of commercial catering equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning. He has a keen interest in sailing/boating and serves on the Truro Harbour Forum and Truro Boat Owners Association committee. He has been a parish councillor for around 30 years, initially on Carn Brea Parish Council, then Illogan Parish.  He is an independent councillor and not a member of any political party. Nationally and within the County he believes taxpayers’ money sometimes being spent unwisely and draws attention to this at every opportunity.
    Telephone: 01209 214735 Stefan was born in Redruth and educated at Redruth Grammar School. His father was Polish, injured during the war at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 Read More.
  • Maggie Thompson
    Maggie Thompson
    Telephone 01209 844754 Moving to Illogan some three years ago, I met with such kindness and acceptance, that I wished to repay that kindness by serving the community in some way. I saw that there was an opportunity for co-option onto the Parish Council and decided to go for it! I hoped that my experience in community development and social care would be of some small benefit. As a non-car owner, the issues surrounding public transport are of particular concern, as I know they are to many of you. I am a grandmother of six, and as an addicted family history researcher, discovered that my grandchildren have antecedents from Illogan as far back as the 18th century!
    Telephone 01209 844754 Moving to Illogan some three years ago, I met with such kindness and acceptance, that I wished to repay that kindness by serving the community in some Read More.
  • Geoff Williams
    Geoff WilliamsCouncillor
    Telephone:  01209 842604   A teacher and lecturer in modern languages by profession, Geoff moved to Illogan in 2015 having served over 30 years as a borough councillor in Basildon, Essex. He also served a full term as an Essex County Councillor.  Geoff and his wife are not new to Cornwall; their daughter has lived in Penryn for the last 14 years and he and his family have spent the last 50 years travelling regularly to this part of Cornwall. Geoff works on a voluntary basis with the National Trust and Cornwall Partnership Trust and he and his wife have found the Illogan community to be so welcoming that Geoff decided to give something in return. He hopes that his experience up country, for which he was awarded an MBE in 2013, will help him make a constructive and informed contribution to the work of the Parish Council and the life of the Illogan community.
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    Telephone:  01209 842604   A teacher and lecturer in modern languages by profession, Geoff moved to Illogan in 2015 having served over 30 years as a borough councillor in Basildon, Read More.