Leader of the Council - Councillor Ranjit Banwait was born and brought up in Normanton, Derby. He attended Dale Primary School and then Village Community School.
The son of postman with 35 years' experience at Derby Royal Mail and a school cleaner, Ranjit became the first person in his family to attend university, graduating from the University of Kent. After a short spell living in London he moved back to Derby to settle down and raise a family. He is married and lives in Alvaston with his wife Lucy and son Sebastian.
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