Party: Labour Party
Ward: Maxton, Elms Vale and Priory
Other councillors representing this Ward:
To be as available as possible, there are ten different ways for residents to contact me:
• By telephone, text or email.
• By post. The address is below.
• Face to face: By making an appointment to see me at a mutually convenient time and place. Costa Coffee or the Discovery Café in Dover Library, are convenient locations.
• With a home visit: I can make a home visit to elderly and disabled members of the public who are unable to travel to my surgery.
• Online: I am available for an e-surgery on Skype. My username is CllrPWallace.
• Online: I am available on twitter (@CllrPWallace) and facebook (www.facebook.com/CllrPWallace).
• Mobile: I am available on whatsapp via my mobile number.
14 Manor Road
Mobile: 07852 327160
Business email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter : @CllrPWallace
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I was elected to Dover District Council in May 2013, after the sitting councillor, Diane Smallwood, passed away.
I spent my first year as a Councillor learning how to do the job from the other councillors and understanding how the council works.
I have been a member of the Planning Committee (2013-17), Scrutiny (Policy & Performance) Committee (2014-16) and was elected to the Shadow Cabinet in my second year. I am the Shadow Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance.
I was born in Sunderland in 1980, brought up in a place that depended on coal mining, shipbuilding, manufacturing and low-paid unskilled jobs. Many of my beliefs were formed by my family, who talked to me about politics and history, and took me on marches during the Miners’ Strike in 1984/85 and for rights such as the minimum wage in 1996.
I became a councillor to be there for people who need help and to make sure our government and councils are acting in the best interest of the people.
I think Dover district is an exciting place to live, with a history we can be proud of and a great future ahead of us. The community spirit and people in the district are the friendliest, most close-knit and united people I have lived with. I have met so many people who prefer to give their time to help others, rather than to take it away, and who believe we should look after each other. I hope to use my role to support as many of those people and good projects as possible.
I am married to Steph, who is a teacher, and I have two daughters and a step-son. I enjoy taking my youngest daughter to the park, playing games with my older two and spending an evening in with my wife.
I listen to The Beatles, Stones and Oasis pretty much on rotation on my iPhone, BBC Radio 4 in my car and try to read a good book when I can on my kindle.
I play the guitar well enough for a party and football very badly indeed.