Wakefield first Board Members

Councillor Denise Jeffery

Councillor Jeffery has been involved in local Government all her working life. For over 25 years she was a Trade Union Organiser for Nalgo/Unison and was elected to Wakefield Council in 1989, being involved in the regeneration of the district ever since.  Denise has been Chairman of Planning, Chair of Development and Cabinet member of Regeneration, Culture and Sport for 11 years.

Denise represents the Council at National and Regional level on a number of outside organisations and is a member of the Leeds City Region, Housing Regeneration Board, currently Vice Chairman of Wakefield District Housing and Board Member for the Hepworth Trust – any spare time she has is spent walking and fundraising for animal welfare.