Four candidates are standing in Weymouth as part of the Alliance for Local Living (ALL for Dorset) independent ticket in the forthcoming unitary and town council elections.

Luke Wakeling will be standing in the Rodwell and Wyke unitary seat and the Weymouth East constituency for the new town council.

John Worth will be campaigning to keep his ward seat in the Chickerell town council election and he will also be standing for the seat at unitary level.

Michael Wilkinson is standing in the Littlemoor and Preston unitary seat.

John Liles is standing for the Preston ward for Weymouth town council.

Luke has lived in Weymouth for the past 7 years and is keen to both improve the transparency of local democracy and build on Weymouth’s many virtues as a seaside town.
“I have observed some terrible, politically-motivated decisions in the old councils. I stand to improve democracy and transparency in both levels of council, by greater involvement of the community in local decisions.

“I aspire for Weymouth to be a fantastic place to live and work and a great destination for visitors,” he added.

Michael is a retired electrical/mechanical engineer and is well-known as event director of the successful Weymouth park run, which has grown from 50 to 500 people over the past 5 years.

This has become one of the largest free weekly community events in the town, helping change people’s lives with a focus on happiness, health, fun and well-being as well as improving fitness.

John Worth has been a councillor in Chickerell for many years and was its mayor in 2009. He is a retired electrician and describes his hobbies as model railways and travel.

John Liles was involved in finance for the past 30 years as area manager for an insurance company. He is very keen on the arts and closely follows the local scene. Through his love of the theatre, John volunteers as an usher at Weymouth Pavilion.


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