Paul Cruise

Paul is married to Liz, who is a teacher at Highfields school and they live in Matlock with their two teenage sons.

Paul has worked in aerospace for the last ten years and previously spent 15 years in specialised industrial equipment. He has a keen interest in democracy and ensuring a fair and open planning system that carefully considers and protects our local environment and green fields. He also believes that more could be done to help local small businesses thrive, creating jobs and wealth in our communities.

Paul says "I believe the Derbyshire Dales is a great place to live and bring up a family but there are many issues affecting the environment at the moment - housing, infrastructure and amenities - and the role of a councillor should be to listen to local people and act on their concerns. As a District Councillor and Town Councillor since May 2019 I have been working with other local Liberal Democrats to ensure your voice is heard. As we look to bounce back from Covid it is even more important that residents' views shape how local government responds."

Paul Cruise (Peter Dobbs)