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 Hirst Ward and as a Town Councillor I am committed to working with fellow Councillors and County Councillors to improve the life of residents.  I can assure you that I will fight to obtain external commitment and funding to make Ashington, and particularly the Hirst Ward, a better and safer place to live.   

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