Cllr Albert Stanton

Cllr Albert Stanton

Albert's register of interests can be found on the South Northants website.

Education

The Royal Latin School, the grammar school for Buckingham

Occupation/Career

Before completing A levels I was 'persuaded' by the headmaster to join the Westminster Bank. After 5 years I left the bank and joined Plessey to be trained as an accountant. After qualifying I worked for Mettoy, Spillers, Plessey and Whitworths. For the last 15 years of my career I was the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Ilmor Engineering, which later became Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines. Ilmor / Mercedes designed and manufactured Indy and Formula One racing engines. I retired in 2005

Personal circumstances

I am married to Jill and have two children and three grandsons.

Background

I lived in Lillingstone Lovell, a small village in Buckinghamshire, until I married. We lived in Blisworth, Northampton and Towcester before moving to Nene Rise, Cogenhoe in 1969 and to our present bungalow on Station Road in 1973.

Interests

Moving into a derelict bungalow with limited finances I soon became a DIY expert. I became very interested in motor racing after visiting Silverstone for the first time in 1951. I own two Model T Fords from 1914 and 1916 and am a director of the Model T Ford Register. I am a trustee of The Lowdown, a charity based in Northampton, which provides advice and help to young people. I am a member of the Cogenhoe and Whiston Heritage Society and represent them as a trustee on the committee of the Cogenhoe and Whiston Playing Field and Village Hall.

Council Role

Councillor since 2007

Parish Area

Station Road 81 129, Station Road 156 174, Claylands, Sportsman's Close, Bryer Hill Furlong

Working Group

Finance internal control officer

Why I joined the Council

Having always lived in a rural area I joined to try to help maintain the quality of village life and conserve the buildings and surrounding countryside for the enjoyment of the parishioners of Cogenhoe and Whiston.