About the Chairman
Councillor David Smith has represented Weedon Ward since 2014 and also sits on the Council’s Planning Committee.
His new role as Chairman is a non-political, civic role which involves representing the Council at various events and functions throughout the year, as well as chairing Council meetings to ensure they are properly run in accordance with the constitution.
Though born in Suffolk, David has spent most of his life in Northamptonshire and lives in Weedon with his wife Heather. The couple have been married for 26 years and have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Educated at Northampton School For Boys and Moulton Agricultural College, he has enjoyed a varied career, working in the software industry for a number of years before moving to France to run a vineyard producing award-winning wines. He now runs a small shoe-making business in Northamptonshire.
He said: “I didn’t decide stand for Council out of any great political drive – it was really just a desire to represent my community and try to make a difference. It’s been very interesting. I have learnt a lot about how local government works, and a lot more about people, which has made me interested in getting involved in other things.
“I really enjoy getting out and meeting people, and being able to help them with any issues they may have is both rewarding and humbling. I consider it a great honour to represent the Council as its Chairman. I am passionate about Northamptonshire and I am very much looking forward to getting out and about over the coming year, meeting people and doing my best for the District.”