Irene Ratcliffe


District Council Ward: Wirksworth

County Council Ward: Wirksworth and Masson

Serving the communities of Bonsall, Matlock Bath, Cromford, Wirksworth, Kirk Ireton, Hulland Ward, Kniveton, Hognaston and Brassington

47 Yokecliffe Crescent

Phone: 01629 823 023 

Committee membership


For over twenty years  Irene Ratcliffe has represented Wirksworth and it’s surrounding Villages as a Town, District and County Councillor.

She has worked with and behalf of individuals and organisations for the common good across all  levels of Local Government.

Irene was as nurse for over 40 years in Health and Social Care. She  is a strong advocate for the NHS and understood early in her training the importance of Public Health. She believes that Local Government plays a strong part in the health and well being of their communities: and that this so often goes unnoticed by the population until it is either needed or goes wrong.

Over the last twenty years her decisions have been shaped by the values that brought about Public Service in the 40’s whilst appreciating the changing world and the needs of its future generation.

Irene can advocate for the ‘here and now’ but is equally aware that if all our children are to enjoy the opportunities she has had this needs sound planning and resources, well before the need is required.

To get and maintain a job it needs to exist,  you need a roof over your head, good educational opportunities,  transport to get to work, a sustainable  economy  and services available to all when needed.

Irene feels this is worth spending time to secure these for the residents she represents.


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