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Mike Durke

The Harmony Debates
Mike Durke
Mike Durke is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a Councillor for the City and County of Swansea representing the Cockett ward – the area where he grew up and continues to live. Apart from his family – partner Suzanne, children and grandchildren and his love of cricket – there have been two overriding passions in his working life: child welfare and the potential of communities to shape their own futures. For over thirty-five years, his public service career has involved youth work, social services for adults and children, a stint as a Ministry of Defence Police Constable, management roles in local and national government and twelve years as CEO of a development trust in a much-maligned community full of fantastic people. Following the child care expert Dr. Spock, he feels that we should trust ordinary, everyday people to design and deliver the services they need because they know far more than we think they do.

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