Tories name candidate for Duffield county council seat

Amber Valley Borough Councillor Chris Short is to stand in May's county elections.
Amber Valley Borough Councillor Chris Short is to stand in May's county elections.

Amber Valley Borough Councillor Chris Short has been announced as the Conservative candidate for the Duffield and Belper South division in the forthcoming Derbyshire County Council election on Thursday, May 4.

He said: “I am delighted to have been selected by members, and I am going to run a positive campaign.

“I want to push for additional support for the Blue Box community project on the Parks Estate, get work started on the Derwent Street development in Belper and stand up for the area’s world heritage status within Derwent Valley.”

Coun Short is also a member of Duffield Parish Council, and previously worked as a product manager for a medical implant company.

He cites an efficiency drive on Amber Valley’s household garden waste collection scheme as one of his greatest successes in office so far.