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The Mayor of Derby for 2020 to 2021 is Councillor Frank Harwood.
Frank was born in Derby. He left school at the age of 15 and became an apprentice at the Locomotive Works. After completing his apprenticeship, he joined Pickfords Removals in Derby, before being promoted to Manager at Pickfords Worksop Branch.
Frank worked as a football referee and progressed from the local leagues in Derby to the Midland Football League, Central League and in 1975 on to the Football League. He refereed at the grounds of many of the top clubs of the day. In 1981 he was the Senior Linesman in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
Frank has always been interested in politics and when approached by the Conservative party he agreed to stand. In 2008 he was elected, where he lives in Oakwood Ward and retains he that position to date.
Along with his work in Oakwood Ward Frank has sat on a number of committees including the Planning Committee, Audit and Accounts Committee, Licensing Committee, Corporate Parenting Committee and he has been the Chairman of the Oakwood Neighbourhood Board.
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