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Lawrence Wilson

Ameysford Ward - Deputy Mayor

I was born in Poole and have lived in Ferndown all my life. Whilst growing up I attended all three Ferndown schools and was a member of several local activity groups, such as the Cubs and the ATC.

I have done a variety of jobs over the years, including market trading, working in a restaurant, warehousing, office work and delivery driving. However, I mainly come from a retail management background, but I now work for the Civil Service. I’ve worked part time for minimum wage, and I’ve been a manager, so I feel with my varied work experience I have gained a lot of real-life knowledge, something that often seems to be missing from national politics, sadly.

I’ve been a Town Councillor for Ferndown since being co-opted in 2015 and I have served on both the Planning and Environment Committees. I was elected in the 2019 local elections when the residents of Ameysford Ward gave me the honour of representing them when they voted for me. I will put the concerns and wishes of the local residents at the top of my agenda.

During my time as a Councillor I have been involved with many projects, but protecting our environment and wildlife is a particular passion of mine. I’ve served on the Ecological Working Party since 2018 and I have helped plant trees and installed many bat and bird boxes around the town. I am passionate about protecting our green belt and will fight against any development on these sites.

Councillor Wilson was voted Deputy Mayor with effect from 26th August 2020.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, anything to do with history, nature and the outdoors, including long walks with my girlfriend and our dogs. I also love socialising and pubs!

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