Together 4 Rutland

Cllr Gordon Brown  0330 179 8285

Currently Gordon sits on the Planning Committee and the Constitution Commission, He was a former Deputy Leader of the Council.

Gordon was born and educated in Glasgow, where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He worked in heavy engineering businesses for 20 years in the UK, USA and the Far East. Then, switching careers, Gordon joined Wilko, the High Street retailer, as Managing Director and, during his 17 years, led its growth to become the major retailer it is today.

With over 25 years as Parish Councillor, he has broad experience of the workings of local government and has specialised in Local Plan development in North Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

Gordon’s interests include fishing on Rutland Water and the River Welland and being an active member of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society.

Cllr June Fox 07799116674

Cllr June Fox has represented the residents in the villages of the ward of Exton as a Rutland County Councillor since being elected in March 2017. She is currently a member of Employment and Appeals and Audit and Risk Committees and also sits on the Rutland Water Partnership Committee to keep abreast of the opportunities and challenges of having such a beautiful tourist area.

She has lived in Rutland for 21 years, is married with two grown-up children and has one grandson.

June has a Masters in Business Administration.

In addition to being the managing director of a computer services company, she has a small farm where she raises high welfare free-range animals and runs a local ‘farm to fork’ meat box delivery service.

She was involved in the formation of 4Oakham, a Community Interest Company that looks to make Oakham a better place to rest, work, & visit.

She is responsible for the monthly Arts & Craft Fare organisation in Goal Street, Oakham.

Since being elected to Rutland County Council, June’s primary focus has been on ensuring the well-being of local residents, protecting the villages surrounding Rutland Water and ensuring our visitors respect our small county.

Her Interests are raising rare breed animals, dogs, walking and running.

Cllr Nick Begy – 07890 530477

Currently Vice-Chair of Council, sits on the Planning Committee and is a former Deputy Leader of Council

Nick is married with one son, William, aged 17. He grew up in Rutland from the age of 12, only leaving to go to university.

A graduate of the University of Hull, and latterly achieving a Masters from The University of the West of England, Bristol, he currently works as Head of Marketing and Sales for a training and skills charity.

Nick was elected to the Greetham Ward in April 2016 and is determined to build on his father’s legacy and promote the Greetham Ward and the broader interests of Rutland. In particular, a focus on housing and employment to allow people to remain in Rutland, plus a keen interest in keeping children and adults alike active through sport and other recreation.

Outside of work, Nick is President of Oakham Cricket Club and follows his son around the country when he plays cricket.

Cllr Paul Ainsley – 07903 004883

Paul is married with two daughters and has been resident in Oakham for over 23 years.

He is a decorated former member of the Royal Air Force and has seen service in the UK, Germany, Oman, and Singapore. Since retiring from his last position as a Data Governance Manager for a global leader in engineering and industrial software, he has been an active volunteer across Leicestershire and Rutland with the Youth Justice Service.

Paul was elected to the Oakham North-West Ward in May 2019. He recently chaired the GP Practice Task and Finish Group, which investigated residents’ concerns about GP access. The Group’s recommendations have been adopted by the Health and Wellbeing Board, which will ensure that the voices of Rutland residents will continue to be heard and acted upon when considering access to primary care. He is a member of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Whilst acting as chairman of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee in early 2022, he brought parents and carers’ SEND concerns to the committee at a critical moment in the relationship between groups of SEND parents and Rutland County Council, and recommendations were made to help prevent further escalation.

He has the proven ability to deal with residents’ concerns and achieve necessary change. He believes that there needs to be a particular focus on affordable housing and meaningful employment to allow our young people and families to remain in Rutland.

He has fun tinkering with electronics and the internet-of-things in his spare time and now enjoys watching rugby from the touchline.