Councillor Adrian Ian Morgan is one of the 9 Independent City Councillors who were elected to the Council in May 2015. He represents the Moorside Ward.
Adrian was born in the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, and attended the local Grammar School. On leaving school he joined the Royal Air Force and trained as a fast jet pilot. He met his wife Robina, a Riponian, whilst stationed at RAF Leeming in 1968. They married in 1972 and bought a house in Ripon. They have two children, Charlotte who is head of Sixth Form at Halifax Grammar School and Alastair who is a consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive care in Sheffield but currently working in Sydney. Both were born in the much missed Ripon Maternity Ward and attended Ripon Grammar School.
It is very important for Ripon to fight for our local District Hospital and not let it go the way of the Maternity Ward.
On leaving the RAF, Adrian attended Leeds University Medical School where he was awarded the Prize in Anatomy and Pathology, followed by Leeds University School of Dentistry where he was awarded a Certificate of Distinction as overall best student and Medals in Surgery and Dental Prosthetics in his final year.
In his third year at Medical School, Adrian was attached to a team researching into liver implantology, pioneering stuff in the early 1970s but routine now. In 1971 there had been four heart transplants in the UK but only two liver transplants.
Post graduation, he trained as a surgeon in the Department of Maxilla-Facial Surgery at Leeds St James Hospital. In 1980 he bought a practice in Finkle Street where he worked as a dental practitioner until retirement.
For relaxation, Adrian is interested in railways. He was a member of the Committee that fought to save the Settle to Carlisle railway line from closure in the 1980s and has been campaigning since 1987 to reinstate the Harrogate-Ripon-Northallerton railway line as an additional route to the A61 Ripon-Harrogate road where there have been 24 fatalities and 118 serious injuries in the last fourteen years.
Councillor Adrian Ian Morgan is also our new Deputy Mayor for Ripon.
Cllr Adrian Ian Morgan can be contacted by email on Robbie@spinmail1.demon.co.uk or on 01765 604046.
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