Coventry Councilor celebrates 50-year milestone in public service

COVENTRY conservative councilor Tim Sawdon has celebrated a 50-year milestone in public service.

First elected at a by-election on April 25, 1974, Tim has remained a steadfast advocate for residents, representing the interests of Cheylesmore and then Wainbody.

As Coventry’s longest-serving councillor, Tim’s milestone has garnered widespread acclaim, with congratulatory messages pouring in from political colleagues, council officers, local residents, family, and friends.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak personally extended his congratulations, recognizing Sawdon’s exceptional dedication to public service.

John Blundell, fellow Wainbody councilor said: “I have known Tim as a friend since before he was first elected to the Council and have witnessed first-hand his hard work and dedication to local residents in Coventry.

“He is an inspiration to anyone looking to get involved with public service, and Tim is as actively engaged with local issues now as he was at the outset.”

Tim’s career spans five decades of public service, during which he has held various leadership roles and made significant contributions across multiple sectors.

He was Lord Mayor of Coventry in 2012-13 and part of the West Midlands County Council.

Tim remains engaged with the local community, serving as a school governor, active Rotarian, and dedicated participant in community events and schemes.

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