Philip Hardstone is a founder member and a coordinator of the Democratic Yorkshire Alliance. Now retired, he worked for Kirklees Housing Services for many years where he helped pioneer resident involvement. Philip is a former magistrate on the North Kirklees bench and prison visitor at HMP Wakefield, where he chatted to top security inmates in the privacy of their cell for an hour on a weekly basis, using his lively sense of humour and empathy skills to bring encouragement.
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