Totteridge and bowerdean By-Election

Dr Richard Peters is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Doctorate for
research in Environmental Technology. Running his own business has given him the flexibility to volunteer in the charity sector, leading to a desire to address underlying issues in society that have political solutions. Richard is married to Helen who is an ordained minister in the Church of England. They have two children at university. Helen and Richard met at St Andrew’s Church, Hatters Lane. Richard helped lead the music at St Andrews for over 20 years. He was a founder trustee of East Side Youth Centre (in the grounds of The Highcrest Academy), applying his business and charity experience to enable a successful transfer of the youth centre from Bucks County Council control to a new local charity. He led the team that raised funding for, and set up, the Eastside Community minibus scheme. Richard also helped set up the three Lighthouse Christian holiday clubs in High Wycombe and is supporting the new Lighthouse Central charity to take this volunteer-based holiday club national. Professionally Richard is the Managing Director of Peters Research Ltd, a specialist engineering software company with customers in over 60 countries and an office in Great Missenden. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Northampton, and a founder trustee of The Lift & Escalator Symposium Trust which is a charity advancing education in his engineering sector. Although new to politics he has robustly negotiated contracts with Bucks County Council, understands many of the challenges it faces, and aspires to apply his experience and skills to help improve policies that affect us all. April 2020 will see a new unitary council for Buckinghamshire which will see the County and District Councils become one. The next few months will be important as councillors plan the new authority. If elected as your councillor, Richard is committed to listening to and representing your views.