Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

Liberal Democrat Councillors for Elvet, Crossgate, Highgate, Sidegate, St Nicholas and Gilesgate Bank Learn more

Richard Ormerod

Cllr Richard Ormerod

Cllr Richard Ormerod

Hello. I’m Richard Ormerod, Lib Dem Councillor for Elvet & Gilesgate. I came to Durham from Lancashire in 1996, and liked it so much I’ve stayed ever since!

I’m married to Amanda and we have two children, Isabel & James, who attend Durham Johnston School, having also been to St Margaret’s and St. Oswald’s. We live in Durham City.

My “day job” is as a researcher with Redcar and Cleveland Council.

My main hobby is listening to music. I’ve got pretty eclectic tastes but I am especially fond of female singer-songwriters. Kate Bush first, by a mile, but I also greatly enjoy Jane Siberry, Claire Hamill, Gina Dootson, Suzanne Vega and many more.

Also high on my music list are jazz fusion (esp. Allan Holdsworth & Herbie Hancock) and progressive rock (where to start? King Crimson, Yes, Egg, Can, IQ, It Bites, Genesis (pre-1978), Pink Floyd (pre-1973), Mike Oldfield).

I also enjoy travel and discovering new places.

At the County Council I serve on the Economy & Enterprise and Highways Committees.

I am also a Charter Trustee for the City of Durham and a member of the University, New College, City and Police Liaison Group.

More recently I became a lay member of the Ethics Committee at the Department of Psychology at Durham University.

I can be contacted in the following ways:

Helvellyn, 14 Geoffrey Avenue, Durham, DH1 4PF

Phone/text: 07900 702335

Email: [email protected]