My name is Liam Lavery and I was born in Ashington and I have lived in the College Ward all my life.

I am currently studying for a Politics Degree at Northumbria University and follow national & world political events on a daily basis.

I am a Labour Party member and represent the College Ward on the Town Council.  I am proud to come from Ashington and it disappoints me when people talk the town down. As a young person I am keen to encourage young people to become involved in improving their community as well as seeing more things for young people to do.  I would like to see Ashington become a cleaner place to live and would like to see issues such as dog-fouling being tackled in the town.

I am Chair of the Communications Working Group at the Town Council.

I enjoy sport particularly football and follow Newcastle United Football Club as well as cricket and golf.  I currently play cricket for Ashington Rugby Cricket Club.