John Murphy

John Murphy is a campaigner for the Exeter Riverside branch.

Born, bred and educated in London, John returned to his Exeter roots in Exeter in 2007.  His family was first established in Exeter in 1842. His great, great grandfather came to Exeter as an eighteen-year-old to join General Redvers Buller’s regiment and married a Crediton girl. When they returned from India they set up home in the West Quarter.

John worked for many years for the Department of Health and transferred to the Highways Agency, where he developed good working relations with the Met Office to warn drivers about dangerous road conditions. Following his move to Exeter in 2007, John worked for NHS Devon and NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly on patient issues and on safeguarding and patient complaints.

John is a governor at Willowbrook Primary School, Whipton where he is chair of the learning committee. He is a member of the Barnfield Hill surgery patient group. He set up the Can I Help You Service for local people in Mincinglake in 2013 and raised issues on behalf of residents such as poor housing, speeding traffic, overgrown trees and fly tipping. John is married to a teacher and has a son and daughter, and two grandsons who live in Exeter and attend local state schools. John lives in the ward and grows his own fruit and vegetables on his Exeter allotment.

Contact John Murphy

Tel: 07894 556528