Cllr Joe Harris

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Title: Leader of the Council


Party: Liberal Democrat

Political grouping: Liberal Democrat

Committee appointments

Additional Information

Joe has lived in the Cotswolds all his life. He attended Cirencester Deer Park School and Cirencester College.  Working at a local Youth Club inspired Joe to get involved in local politics.


When he was 18 Joe was elected to Cotswold District Council, and re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He was the Mayor of Cirencester in 2013, and then became Leader of the Council. He is also a Gloucestershire County Councillor.


Joe is a big football fan and supports Swindon Town and Chelsea. In his spare time he enjoys running and Italian food.


Joe was elected Leader of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group and Vice-Chair of the LGA in July 2021.