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Barbara Inman

Councillor Barbara Inman

Councillor Barbara Inman represents Roseworth Ward and was elected in 1995.  She holds ward surgeries at Kiora Hall where members of the public can call in to discuss any issues that they may have.

I was born in Stockton and lived in Ragworth for six years before moving to Roseworth when the house, which is still in the family, was built. I have one older brother and a younger sister and brother.

I went to Ragworth Primary School, then William Newton for a short time then moved again when the new Secondary Modern school was built. When I left school I went to Stockton Billingham Technical College to do shorthand, typing, commerce and accounts.

This led to a secretarial job at ICI where I worked in many different departments for a total of 15 years. Whilst working at ICI I attended night school and gained a number of O and A levels and so at the ripe old age of 31 decided to try to get into teacher training. 

I got in and gained a B.Ed and began my teaching career which was mainly at Ayresome Infant School (which later became Ayresome Primary) and also, during my time there, I studied for and gained a BA with the Open University.

I have always been interested in sport - played for Norton Juniors hockey team whilst still at school before moving into the senior team. I also played National League basketball, squash and badminton as well as doing lots of long distance walking - Swaledale marathons, Lyke Wake Walks and the Great North Run a few times.

About 20 years ago I took up golf - am a member of Darlington Golf Club and have been Lady's Captain twice. I have had a bit of success at the game - the most memorable being when a friend and I qualified to represent the North of England in a competition in Morocco - we were there five days and had a fabulous time.

Other interests are travelling and gardening.

In the early 80's I joined the Labour Party. I became minute taker at Constituency Party meetings and also worked for the late Frank Cook MP, as his Constituency Secretary, for a while. I became a Councillor for Roseworth Ward about 19 years ago - my aim then (and still is now) was to make a difference and to represent the people of the Ward to the best of my ability.

I no longer live in Roseworth but I am there very frequently and, though there is still work to do, I think my fellow Councillors over the years and I have achieved quite a lot.

From 2014 to 2015 I represented the Borough as Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees.

Ward surgeries

19 September 20224:30pmRedhill Family Hub
17 October 20224:30pmRedhill Family Hub
21 November 20224:30pmRedhill Family Hub
19 December 20224:30pmRedhill Family Hub
16 January 20234:30pmRedhill Family Hub
20 February 20234:30pmRedhill Family Hub
20 March 20234:30pmRedhill Family Hub


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For more details of the service call 01642 383819 or visit the NHS stop smoking website.

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