Councillor Philip Owen was first elected to Nottinghamshire County Council to represent the Nuthall division in May 2005 and was re-elected in June 2009 and May 2013.
He is currently the Conservatives' spokesman on Children & Young People's Services and was previously Chairman of the Children & Young Peoples' Services Committee when the Conservatives were the majority group on the Council.
Philip was born in Bulwell and has always been involved in education, gaining a BSc from the University of Strathclyde and a PGCE from Nottingham University. He taught at a boys' grammar school in Rugby before moving back to Nottingham to work at Eastwood Comprehensive and then Quarrydale School in Sutton-in-Ashfield, where he was Assistant Head Teacher until 2005. He is married to Jill, who is a councillor at Broxtowe Borough Council.
Philip holds Advice Surgeries once a month. They take place on the first Saturday of the month at the Temple Centre, Nottingham Road from 9.30 – 10.30am and on the same day from 10.45 – 11.30am at the Spinney on Laurel Crescent.