In a humble pit village in County Durham, John Elliott lived with his mother Doris and brothers Tony and Colin alone after John’s father died when he was just 6 month old. Life was tough, money was tight and the Elliott family had to pull together to just survive.
Never one to enjoy school, John left at the age of 15 to take up an apprenticeship with a local company called Westool. As a junior draftsman, John would start to forge the skills that would help him develop a career in manufacturing. A spell at the Science Research Council’s High Energy Laboratory in Rutherford followed before a return to home and a job at Westair Dynamics as a Sales Application Engineer.
A keen racehorse owner John loves to relax with a day at the races. A Group 2 winning owner on the flat, John has had the pleasure of owning many great equine athletes.
John passionately cares about the government of the UK and the world at large. He believes that so many things can be improved to help the UK reach it’s potential. Chairman of the North East Says No campaign and regular political guest on BBC, ITV and many other channels.
To wind down John and his family take time out on the family farm. Growing vegetables, tending the sheep, lamas or walking the dogs.