Councillor Joe Naitta represents Blagreaves Ward as a city councillor which is in the constituency off Derby South, he was first elected in 2008 and following re-election is in his second term. Between 2008-2010, Joe was the Cabinet member for Sports Leisure & Culture and launched the Derby’s £50 Million Sports Strategy.
An experienced local campaigner some of he has fought across a range of local issues;
- Fighting to save Local sports centre’s remained open, Warwick house save from closure
- Collecting thousands of signatures for local railway company Bombardier
- Campaigned for teaching assistants for fair pay
At the 2010 general election Joe stood in Derbyshire Dales, leading Lib Dems there to second place behind the Conservatives. Labour being a distant third.
Having lived in the Derbyshire South constituency for the last 40 years, Joe knows the needs and priorities of the area intimately and has always dreamt of representing the area.