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About Mark

Mark Jewell has lived in Ashton, Preston for most of his life. He moved to the area, after graduating, to work in the local aerospace industry.

Mark joined the Liberal Democrats in 2001 and became politically active following the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the introduction of top up fees.

Mark was elected as a local Councillor on Preston City Council May 2006-May 2010 and was also elected as a Lancashire County Councillor in June 2009-May 2013 representing the Ashton area.

Within months of being elected in 2006, he tried to prevent the Council using the governments ID card to access Council services and limit the Council's powers to snoop on residents. Mark led the way with the introduction of 20mph speed limits on residential areas without resorting to lumps and bumps in the road.

Mark is now campaigning for greater powers for the Council under a Unitary authority with Councillors elected by proportional representation. Mark is also a strong advocate of community policing and protecting police funding.