PEOPLE

  • Cllr Simon Cooke

    leader, 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).

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Bradford 2016/17

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Qualifying Round: Bradford 2016/17

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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