My name is Mark Purvis and being an Ashington Town Councillor gives me a great opportunity to give something back to the community where I grew up and live.

I work for the Health Service and have a particularly interest in community safety.

As a Labour Party member I represent the College Ward and I am committed to improving the life of residents. I can assure you that I will work to obtain external commitment and funding to make Ashington a better and safer place to live.

My interests include walking, reading and following Newcastle United Football Club.