Ward Councillor for Newton and Yealmpton

Cllr Keith Baldry

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 a 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.

Name:Councillor Keith Baldry
Address:14 Hillside Drive
United Kingdom
Tel:01752 881402
Mobile:07967 122916
Councillor Position:Leader of the Opposition Group
Political Party: Liberal Democrats
Ward:Newton and Yealmpton
Parishes:Holbeton, Newton and Noss, Sparkwell and Yealmpton
Committees:Executive - Environment Portfolio
Outside Bodies:Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee
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 2019Energy From Waste (Site Visit, Devonport)

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019


March 2020


Climate Change Workshop

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Webcasting Training

Treasury Management Training

Health and Wellbeing Session