Parish Council Election - Prospective Councillor Profiles

We have a vacancy in our Parish Council, so an election will be held on 5th May.

Here, our two prospective Councillors shared a little bit about themselves, what Broughton means to them and the reason they are standing for the Parish Council.


Scott Sargeant

I have lived on Whittingham Lane for the past four years, near the crossroads, with my wife Emma, son Deacon and chocolate Labrador Cooper. We love Broughton and are passionate about maintaining the heritage of the village, whilst supporting positive change and improvements.

I have been a member of Broughton Parish Council for the past three years but recently took a short break to focus on an extension to our home.

My profession is Information Technology, with a specialism in Information Security (I try to stop companies from being 'hacked'). My hobbies include running, cycling and of course, dog walks!

Hopefully, my skills and passion for the community would serve the council and the community well.


 Mark Bell

 I've lived in the village since 2021, when my wife Nicola and I, with our three beautiful children, moved into The Avenues. One of my children is due to go to Broughton Primary School in September.

During the day I am a Professional Engineer and Internal Auditor for a FTSE 100 company, having performed a variety of roles in both Engineering, Resource Management and Project Management.

Before moving to Broughton, I lived in Grimsargh, a village with similar challenges to Broughton, where I was vice-chairman of Grimsargh Parish Council. Local matters are important to me and my family and I wish to bring my experience to Broughton Parish Council.
I am passionate about where I live and wish to see a thriving community for all. I am particularly keen to focus on planning, traffic and ensuring we have appropriate facilities for all residents of the village - particularly our next generation.

In my spare time, I am an Under 8 coach at Longridge Town Juniors football club. I also enjoy indie music, running, craft beer and I’m a lifelong supporter of Newcastle United.