Denise was born and brought up in Sheffield, her first seven years were spent living behind the Sheffield United Football ground, and she then moved to Attercliffe and as a teenager moved to Fox Hill.
She attended Huntsman Gardens Infant and Junior School in Attercliffe and then Firth Park Comprehensive School.
On leaving School Denise entered into the Steel Industry working in the offices of Neepsend Tools, she was eventually promoted to Stock Controller.
It was during this time Denise met Terry, they married in 1981, they have 2 children Natalie and Jordon and 4 grandsons.
Whilst raising her family Denise attended night school courses at various colleges around the city. Denise is passionate about education and is a governor at her local Brightside Infant and Junior school.
Since the children have followed their own careers, Denise has worked with thousands of local people at Freemans and of late at the Home Office, where she has progressed from being a PCS union official to now the Branch Chair.
In 2005 Denise was elected to the Council representing Birley Ward and with her long held beliefs and principles in place she has passionately served her community with dedication.
Denise’s interests are politics, community engagement, running, reading, meeting people and spending her spare time with her family.
Terry was born and brought up in Sheffield and was educated at Heeley Bank Infant and Junior School, Newfield Comprehensive School, then on to Sheffield Polytechnic and Sheffield Castle College.
Terry has worked in the Coal Mining Industry for over 38 years as a Miner and Union Official.
Terry has been married to Denise since 1981.
Terry was elected to Sheffield City Council in 2002 and has served in many roles.
Weekly List of Civic Engagements week commencing 16 October 2016