Ward Councillor for Newton and Yealmpton

Cllr Keith Baldry

Email: Cllr.Keith.Baldry@southhams.gov.uk

NameCllr Keith Baldry

14 Hillside Drive

Tel01752 881402
Mobile07967 122916
Political PartyLiberal Democrat
WardNewton and Yealmpton
Newton and Noss,
Outside BodiesDevon Authorities
Strategic Waste Committee

I am a former County Councillor and I am in my fourth term as a District Councillor where I am the Leader of the Opposition Group. I am a joint member for the largest geographical ward. I have twice been a Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate. I am the Leader of the South Hams Liberal Democrat group. I am a long time  member of Yealmpton Parish Council and served three years as its Chair.  I have been active in politics all my adult life.

My first degree was an MA from Dublin University and in 1996, I was awarded an M. Phil by Plymouth University.

I worked for the Post Office for over 30 years and retired as Head Postmaster (Plymouth and Cornwall) when I was 50.  Previous appointments include Controller Mount Pleasant, London.

I am a former Chairman of the Devon Fire Authority.

Since retiring I have been able to spend time on community and political activities.

My interests are bell ringing and bridge and I am a season ticket holder at Plymouth Argyle and an Associate Member of MCC. Other memberships include: South West Coast Path Association; Community Council of Devon; CND; Republic; Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.

I am married to Isabel and we have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Declaration of Interests Summary:

Employment: None
Sponsorship: South Hams Liberal Democrats
Securities: None
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: 14 Hillside Drive, Yealmpton PL8 2NT
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Bodies:Yealmpton Parish Council; CND; Republic; SW Coastal Path Association; Amnesty International; Liberal Democrats
Other Matters: None

Training & Development from May 2019

May 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-Elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)

  • Setting the Scene & How the Council Works including Code of Conduct
  • Governance - Introduction to the role of the Executive, O+S Panel, DM Committee, Licensing Committee, Audit Committee and Salcombe Harbour Board,
  • The Locality Service
  • Environment Service Briefing
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Various IT Training

August 2019 to March 2020

  • Energy From Waste (Site Visit, Devonport)
  • Climate Change Workshop
  • Community Infrastructure Levy Training
  • Budget Workshop
  • Webcasting Training
  • Treasury Management Training
  • Health and Wellbeing Session