About Aaron Pearson
Aaron is 28 years old and lives on the Montague Park development, where he has lived with his family since 2015.
Aaron was educated at Ranelagh School, where he enjoyed playing rugby, before going to university in Bath to study Business Management. After graduating, Aaron returned home to Wokingham and now works in Bracknell for a United States based multinational company in the field of Cyber Security.
During the Pandemic, Aaron was able to transition to working from home and now, like many office based workers, combines working from the office with working from home.
Aaron is standing for election as he wants to serve his community.
If elected, Aaron will be the youngest councillor on Wokingham Town Council and will bring a much needed younger person’s perspective to the Town Council.
As Aaron lives in the ward he seeks to represent, the issues facing his neighbours, neighbourhood and community are the exactly the same issues that are faced by Aaron and his family.
About Wokingham Town Council
Wokingham Town Council has 25 council seats.
Of the 25, 15 are Liberal Democrats, 6 are Labour, 1 is Independent and, as a result of the resignation of a Conservative councillor, there is one vacancy.
As the Liberal Democrats already hold 3/5 of the seats, this by-election will not result in a change of control at the Council.
The next scheduled election for town councillors is 2027. Currently, all of the 24 town councillors are over thirty years old.
About being a Town Councillor
Town councillors are expected to be the eyes and ears of their community in their ward.
They are also expected to be the voice of their residents in the Council.
Town councillors must consider the interests or their residents and the interests of the whole area covered by Wokingham Town.
The work of the town council is conducted via series of committees, each committee dealing with a different area of the Town council’s responsibilities.
On these committees, councillors of all political parties work together. Councillors who have served on both the Borough Council and the Town council, often comment on the lack of politics on the Town council.
Labour supporters returning to Labour
Labour canvassers have reported that many people who think of themselves as Labour supporting, but who have lent their vote to a LibDem candidate in the past, are returning to vote Labour in the by-election.