Alfreton’s county councillor appointed as Derbyshire’s new Civic Chairman

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Fri 27th May 2022

The county councillor representing Alfreton has been appointed as Derbyshire’s new Civic Chairman.

Councillor David Wilson, who represents Alfreton and Somercotes, accepted his new position at Derbyshire County Council’s AGM on Wednesday, May 25.

In his new role, he will act as an ambassador of Derbyshire to to be a link between the county council and local community bodies.

Councillor Wilson was re-elected to Derbyshire County Council in May last year after previously being a county councillor between 2009 and 2015.

He was a soldier for 25 years, reaching the rank of Warrant Officer class 2.

When he returned to Alfreton, Councillor Wilson worked for HM Customs and Excise before running his own business.

He is an active member of the Royal British Legion and chaired the Alfreton and District branch for many years.

On his role role as Civic Chairman, Councillor Wilson said: “I’m very much looking forward to being a good ambassador not only for the council but the entire county, and I’ll be calling on my experiences in life and as a councillor to help me in my role as I strive to do my best.

“I was challenged to stand as a councillor all those years ago to make a difference and I’m so glad I did. I think it’s important to be true to what you believe is right and represent and support all the people in your area, not just those that voted for you.”