Councillor Dan Gissane was first elected to serve the residents of Galley Common on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in May 2016.
Dan decided to stand for the Conservatives after seeing years of poor planning decisions given the go-ahead and after watching the town centre die off due to a lack of innovation and a string of poor decisions under the Labour-led Borough Council.
As a local ward councillor, Dan is aware of the issues residents in Galley Common will face with hundreds of houses set to be built on two huge unsuitable housing developments due to the Labour Borough Council’s failure to produce a Borough Plan.
On the Borough Council, Dan has served on the Planning Committee, Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel, Audit and Standards Committee and is currently a member of the Appeals Panel.
In addition to being a Borough Councillor, Dan was honoured to be elected as the County Councillor for Galley Common in May 2017 and serves on the Children & Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Dan lives in Galley Common and is a father of four young children, having had two daughters since first being elected.
An active part of the community, Dan is involved with a variety of good causes. In 2017 Dan helped organise the vigil in Nuneaton following the Manchester terror attack and runs a website aimed at promoting businesses within the town, LoveNuneaton.co.uk
In addition to this Dan has helped raise funds for several local charities, most notably sharing the plight of Nuneaton’s award-winning Community First Responder Jean Harris and her response car, helping to raise money to keep the car insured. Following this and other campaigns Dan was approached to become a Trustee of local CFR charity Midlands Emergency Response.
Dan works in the ambulance service as a Controller and was recently part of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One series ‘Ambulance‘. He also runs a website design and development agency, Huxo Creative.