Simon Cooke
member, Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing; leader of the Conservative group, Bradford City Council

Simon Cooke is a professional marketer and politician, having been account planning director at one of the UK’s leading direct marketing agencies. He has been a Bradford councillor for more than 20 years, including a period as council deputy leader. He is also a qualified party agent, and is currently leader of the Conservative group.

He has a degree in South East Asian studies, an MSc in urban regeneration and a diploma in communications from the CAM Foundation, and he is a member of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing. He is married to Kathryn and he blogs at The View from Cullingworth (the beautiful South Pennine village where they live).

Follow Simon on Twitter: @SimonMagus