Deirdre has been a Councillor for Edgbaston Ward since 1999. During this time she has served in a number of roles on Birmingham City Council and is currently Shadow Cabinet Member for Cleaner Streets, Recycling and the Environment.

Deirdre lives in Edgbaston, on the Calthorpe Estate, with her husband John, who was elected a Harborne Councillor in 1983. John and Deirdre served as Birmingham’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress during 2003/4.

Deirdre and John have two sons. The youngest, Robert, has been a Birmingham City Councillor since 2006, representing Erdington Ward and is currently Leader of the Conservative Group on the Council.

You can email Deirdre at Deirdre.Alden@birmingham.gov.uk