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Cllr Ian McCord
Cllr Ian McCord

Cllr Ian McCord


Leader, South Northamptonshire Council

Raised in Northern Ireland, Cllr Ian McCord graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 1991 and started a career in the printing industry which continues today.

He was first elected as a member of a local authority in 1999 representing the people of Prettygate ward served by Colchester Borough Council.

His work moved him around the country a few times, but he eventually settled in South Northants, and his daughter followed shortly thereafter.

Elected to the district council in May 2011, he served as chairman of a variety of committees before being made cabinet member responsible for resources in 2010.

In May 2015 he became the SNC leader and oversaw the successful completion of the shared services arrangement with Cherwell District Council, started by him in 2011.

He is currently a member of the West Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Infrastructure Board and is at the centre of the Local Government Restructure in Northamptonshire working closely with his counterparts across the county.  He is also Chairman of the Central Area Growth Board which is working with partners to help deliver the Cambridge -MK-Oxford Arc.

At the heart of motorsport valley and with a strategic location, South Northamptonshire is already a good place to live, work and play. Cllr McCord and his team of council officers are successfully protecting what makes the district special while still making it an attractive destination for investment and commerce.

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