Cllr Chris Harper - Stanground South
I am a ward councillor for Stanground South and live in Park Farm. I'm proud to have represented our great ward and city as the current Chair of the Planning Committee, and as a member of the Creating Opportunities & Tackling Inequalities, Strong & Supportive Communities and Corporate Parenting Committees and as our city’s Deputy Mayor in 2014.
Born in Thorpe Hall, Peterborough to working class parents I was brought up on council estates in Gunthorpe and Paston and educated at Gunthorpe Primary followed by Walton Comprehensive School. I joined Eastern Electricity Board as an apprentice electrician in 1979 studying at Havering and Peterborough Technical Colleges. I qualified as an Electrical Engineer and moved into my present position as an Engineering Supervisor with Mitie MTFM.
My voluntary work includes serving 5yrs as a Special Constable with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, being a member of the Stanground Community Association and a School Governor at the Outstanding Heritage Park Primary School.