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Mayor of High Peak

The current Mayor of High Peak is Councillor George Wharmby.

George is a fourth generation councillor in the Glossop area with 2016 marking the 112th anniversary of his great grandfather's election to Glossop Borough Council.

Living in Glossop all his life George was educated at the Duke of Norfolk School, West End School and served a stonemasonry apprenticeship at Potts & Goddards in Old Glossop. Latterly becoming an award winning licensee of The Royal Oak and George Hotel in Glossop.

It wasn't until 2005 that George was first elected to Derbyshire County Council representing Glossop North and Rural. George also served on the shadow cabinet for social services from 2007 to 2009 and both Vice Chairman and Chairman of the county council from 2009 to 2013.

His current roles include vice chairman of corporate select committee, member of the community select committee and Conservative group chairman on High Peak Borough Council. George is also a volunteer Poppy Appeal organiser for the Royal British Legion and President of the Local Mencap.

Married to Councillor Jean Wharmby, (Mayor of High Peak during 2007 to 2008) they have two sons David and George, daughter-in-law Rebecca and two grandsons Isaac and Joshua.  

When George isn't working for the community he spends his time walking Daisy, his pet Labrador, doing crosswords, playing angry birds and gardening.