Melanie Baker

Chase Ward 

Deputy Leader MHDC


A respected local politician and successful businesswoman, Melanie was elected to Malvern Hills District Council in May 2013, winning her seat in the Chase Ward from the Liberal Democrats.

With a strong record of accomplishment, Melanie is also a key member of the local authority’s executive team as Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Development and Infrastructure.

A passionate supporter of charities and the local community, Melanie is recognised for the work she undertakes with Guide Dogs for the Blind and her commitment to providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

This work is helped by her long-term relationships with the Department for Work and Pensions and a variety of organisations such as Job Centre Plus and Worcestershire-based, Deaf Direct. Melanie is also a trustee of charity, Heartstart Malvern.

Committees and Outside Bodies

Deputy Leader

Portfolio Holder for Development and Infrastructure

Executive Committee

Southern Area Planning Committee

Planning Group (Chairman)

Joint Advisory Panel (JAP) (Chairman)

Appointments, Disciplinary and Investigations committee

Joint shared Appointments Committee

Brook Farm Community Association


Planning Committee

Audit committee

Members Liaison Group

Standards Committee Chairman

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Vice Chairman

Cross Party Group - Energy and Efficiency

Action for Children - The Sunshine Centre

Malvern Civic Society Liaison Councillor

Worklessness Group