Cllr Joe Harris

St Michael's, Cirencester / Cirencester Park

Joe has lived in the Cotswolds all his life. He attended Cirencester Deer Park School and Cirencester College.  Working at a local Youth Club inspired Joe to get involved in local politics.

When he was 18, Joe was elected to Cotswold District Council in 2011 and has been re-elected three times. Joe became the youngest Mayor in the UK when he was elected Mayor of Cirencester in 2013 and held the position for two years.

Joe is a big football fan and supports Swindon Town and Chelsea. In his spare time he enjoys running and Italian food.

Joe became the Leader of Cotswold District Council when the Cotswolds Liberal Democrats won a majority on the Council in 2019. He was also re-elected to Gloucestershire County Council in May 2021.

Joe is also a Vice Chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) and Leader of the Liberal Democrats at the LGA.

Cllr Joe Harris
St Michael's, Cirencester

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