Jo White - Worksop East

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The Old Hall
Low Street
North Wheatley, Retford
DN22 9DR

Telephone: 07940 001 710

Political Party: Labour

Surgery Details:
Surgeries are held
10.00-10.45 am - Kilton Forest Community Centre
10.45-11.30am - Rayton Spur Community Centre

Appointments Committee

Joint Employee Council

Outside Organisations:

Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service

Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood Community Safety Partnership

Bassetlaw Public and Third Sector Partnership Board

Bersahill Limited

City of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Economic Prosperity Committee

District Councils' Network Assembly

HS2 Chesterfield and Staveley Development Board

Nottinghamshire County Council - Joint Economic Committee


Worksop Charities

About Me:

I have been a councillor since 2012 and have been proud to serve as Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw Council since 2015.

In 2013 I was appointed Cabinet member for Economic Development.  This is a wide-ranging portfolio where I have steered through the council's major economic development projects.  It began with the launch of the council’s place making initiative and has since included the establishment of the Council’s Growth and Investment Team, the prioritisation of Mayflower Pilgrim activities, supporting new and emerging businesses, backing the progression of funding bids, prioritising strategies that promote employment, jobs growth and skills development, ensuring that we are responsive to business enquiries and working to establish stronger relationships with our Local Enterprise Partnerships.  I also have a strong commitment to making sure that our emerging Local Plan reflects local ambitions and needs.  More recently, I have led on developing proposals that have the potential to turn around our town centres.

I come from a family of NHS workers and the commitment to serve is in our blood.  My mother was a midwife and my three sisters are trained nurses whilst my brother is a care worker.  My identical twin is also a councillor in South Wales and my husband is the former Bassetlaw MP, John Mann.  We have three grown up children and two grandchildren.

Other Outside Bodies

  • Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
  • East Midlands Councils  
  • East Midlands Council (Strategic Migration Board)


Last Updated on Monday, May 24, 2021