Paul Elderton has lived in Rothes Road since 2004 and was first elected to represent the Dorking North ward on 1 May 2008, following on from a number of Liberal and Liberal Democrat councillors who have represented the area since the 1960s. He has Chaired the Licencing Committee and is currently Vice Chair of the Standards Board.
As well as serving as the District Councillor for Dorking North, Paul is the Secretary of the Dorking and District Preservation Society, the former Secretary of the Dorking and District Operatic Society, and represents Mole Valley District Council on Nower Care, an organisation which aims to provide exceptional residential care for the elderly at its single premises – Nower House in Dorking.
Paul was born and educated in Essex, the latter partly in Waltham Forest. He qualified as a teacher and taught in Essex, moving to Longton, Stoke-on-Trent for a career as a secondary school head of department.
In Forsbrook, Staffordshire he was elected as a parish councillor and was Chair of the Council. He respresented the Parish Council on the Stafford Moorlands Parish Assembly and, from that body, a representative on the Market Town Programme for the towns of Leek and Cheadle.
Paul believes that a local councillor should be ready to respond to the needs of his / her residents, whether it be sitting on council committees or being “hands-on” in the community.
Our Core Guiding Principles in Mole Valley
We live in a beautiful area and we need to work to keep it so and it is vital to provide cost effective services so that everyone has the support they need in the way they need it to enjoy a decent standard of living.