Welcome to the Web-Site of Councillor Ged Mirfin of Ribble Valley Borough Council

Welcome to the Web-Site of Ged Mirfin: Conservative Councillor for the Billington & Old Langho Ward of Ribble Valley Borough Council in the beautiful Ribble Valley.

Those of you who enjoy Googling can also follow me on other Social Media Networks such as:

Twitter: @NorthernTory

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/ged-mirfin/17/652/baa

And of course my Councillor Profile Page on the Ribble Valley Borough Council Web-Site:


My Presentation Page on SlideShare:


I am a National Award Winning Business Intelligence Analyst and Marketeer who has worked in a number of Industry Sectors, including: Financial & Professional Services, High Technology Manufacturing, Government and the Military.

I am a former published academic – a Political Economist – with an extensive track record working within Policy Making Environments at a National, Regional, EU and Local Government Level. I recently led a Team which built the Rapid Response Framework initiated by the North West Development Agency to deliver Support and Funding to Businesses struggling as a consequence of the economic downturn.

I have lived in Billington now for 14 Years. I am Married to Samantha – a local resident – and have 3 small children. I am a School Governor at St. Leonards Primary School and am very active in Local Church activities.

I am passionate about the Local Area & Environment and am dedicated to promoting increased visibility for Billington’s needs as a Local Community by giving Local Residents a greater and more influential voice on the Council and by working with and through local people.

I am very much a Local Conservative.

Because I am local and live in the Ward I understand the needs of local people – elderly residents, parents with young families and local business owners and tradesmen alike that give Billington, Brockhall & Old Langho their unique character.

During my time in Office I promise to:

1. Strive to ensure that the local community is kept safe and secure by maintaining an active police presence within the local area.

2. Fight strongly to ensure that the ward has an infrastructure and environmentally sensitive Housing Developments that meet the needs of local people and not the needs of developers and bankers especially understanding the pressures this puts on roads, local schools and amenities

3. Promote increased visibility for Billington’s needs as a Local Community by giving Local Residents a greater and more influential voice on the Council and by working with and through local people

4. Preserve and build on the identity of the Ward as a highly desireable place to live with its unique ties and strong sense of local identity ensuring that itwon’t be swallowed up and that its voice is heard and not ignored.