Councillor John Divers
Councillor for Elgin City South, Leader of Labour on Moray Council
John Divers was first elected to the Moray Council in 1999 for the New Elgin East ward. He was re-elected in 2003 and in 2007 for the enlarged ward of Elgin City South, whereupon he became leader of the Labour Group. John was elected to a fourth term in May 2012.
John came to Moray in the 1970s, serving in the Royal Naval Air Service. He has lived in New Elgin for 40 years with his wife, Jean.
After his service in the Royal Navy came to an end, John worked at Ardersier, where he served as a shop steward. John has been active in Moray Trades Council ever since, having served as its chairman. He latterly worked as a support worker.
John is a keen sports fan, and can regularly be found on the terraces at Borough Briggs and on the Cooper Park Cricket Pitch.
John is the Labour spokesperson for Finance, Economic Development, and Planning and sits on the following Council Committees :
- Economic Development and Infrastructure
- Planning and Regulatory Services
- Police, Fire and Rescue Services
- Policy and Resources
- Community Planning Board
- Joint Consultative Committee (JCC)