Cllr Stuart Martin MBE

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Cllr Stuart Martin represents Ripon Minster Ward Ripon City Council as a Conservative councillor.  Married to April they have two children and four grandchildren.

A firefighter with the Defence Fire Service since 1990 working at Dishforth Airfield, he also served 14 years as a retained firefighter in Ripon with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.  He was honored with an MBE  in the 2009/10 New Year’s Honours list for charity work locally in Ripon and in Madagascar.


Chair of Ripon Community House:  Ripon Community House is a central base for charitable organisations and is available for rent by community groups.

A former Governor of Greystones CP School, where he organised the ‘Bike Ability’ for Year 5 and 6 pupils, which teaches pupils to cycle safely on roads.  Also the driving force behind establishing a safe crossing outside every school in Ripon.

Twice Mayor of Ripon 2004/05 and 2005/06 and a foundation Governor at Ripon Grammar School, also a trustee of The Judson Trust.


“Involved with Madagascar for 13 years,  previously leading an annual bike ride with the UK charity LEPRA,  From that work I helped establish a new charity “TASC Madagascar”  Through our work in Madagascar helps to restore dignity to individuals often living in marginalised impoverished  communities.

Cllr Martin can be contacted at or 01765 601218 or follow on twitter @bigstumartin

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