Barry Fairbrother was the parish councillor of Pagford until his death by aneurysm, when he was forty-four. After his death, a casual vacancy was deemed on Pagford. Barry has been married to Mary Fairbrother for nineteen years and, on their last anniversary, he collapsed at the golf club car park, leaving a devastated widow and four children.
Barry was born in the Fields, on Pagford, a tiny West Country town. Barry became very popular among his classmates and teachers, having a natural personality. When Barry was twenty-five, he married Mary. Together, they had four children
Barry is known to oppose Howard Mollison and the Anti-Fielders on the Pagford Parish Council. He has worked on the Fields issue until the last day of his life, much to the annoyment of his wife. He was making a deadline for the Yarvil and District Gazette and writing about Krystal Weedon, whom he insisted to enter the Pagford rowing team.