Councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe
Address: 107 Albemarle Road, York, YO23 1EP
Ashley was born in York and grew up in South Bank, attending Knavesmire Primary, Millthorpe School and then York College. He currently works as a specialist Paramedic managing the health services delivered to children aged 3 to 18. Before this he had run his own business, managed a small charity and spent time as a civilian member of staff for North Yorkshire Police. Ashley has a real passion for helping people and over the last 4 years has focused on ensuring local people are provided with a high standards of public services.
He is involved in many local organisations including being a Trustee of MySight York and the Museums Trust. Ashley works hard with local Lib Dem Ward Councillors and campaigners Ann Reid, Stephen Fenton and Paula Widdowson to ensure Dringhouses and Woodthorpe remains a lovely place to live and work.
Ashley is currently spokesperson for Education, Children and Young People
Ashley is the Lib Dem spokesperson for Education, Children and Young People. Ashley is committed to ensuring the voice of parents is heard over controversial academy plans.
His spokesperson role covers School Improvement and Staff Development, Children and Families, Partnerships and Early Intervention, Lifelong Learning, Youth Services, School Place Planning, Play Policy, Children's Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Children's Centres and Early Years.