Mayor of Carlisle 2016-17
Cllr Colin Stothard
Councillor Colin Stothard was first elected in 2002 and has served a total of fourteen years as a ward councillor in Yewdale and Morton wards.
As a councillor he has served on a number of committees including, Audit, Standards, Overview and Scrutiny, Development and Control, Licensing, Employment and Appeals. He also Chairs the Labour Group.
Colin joined the Parachute Regiment, served in 1 Para in Aden and various other locations. In 1970 he moved to Eden Rock RMC and then in 1974 he moved to BPA. In 1977 he joined Oxley Press, Carlisle Web Offset and held various roles before becoming part of their management team.
In 1999 he moved to a larger operation at Polestar Leeds as part of the management team and in 2001 he became a consultant to various factories in Yorkshire and Scotland mostly in the Polestar Group until his retirement.
He is married to Ellen and they have two children Nicholas and Natalia.
He follows cricket, football and is known to play the odd game of golf