Councillor Asa Thorpe
Title: Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport
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Phone: 023 8083 4597(PA)
Term of office
- 05/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
Appointments to outside bodies
- Association of Port Health Authorities
- Corporate Parenting
- Enterprise First
- Local Government Association Coastal Issues Special Interest Group
- Project Integra Management Board
- Safer Roads Partnership for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Executive
- Southern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
- Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline
- Street Lighting PFI Network Board
- Transport for South Hampshire Joint Comittee
Councillor Asa Thorpe, 31, of Millbrook, is from a long line of family members committed to the public services, with family and working connections to the city. He was elected as a councillor for Millbrook in 2011. In this short time, he has served as Branch Secretary, Group Secretary and since May 2012 as Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport.
Born in the Outer Hebrides, he spent his early childhood in Scotland and Germany moving with his parents who served in HM Armed Forces. In 1986, he moved to Shirley with his mother.
The majority of his schooling was undertaken in Hampshire, at the Mountbatten School, Romsey and Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh. Further education took place at the University of Birmingham and later Birkbeck College, University of London. In order to pay his way through university he held down numerous part time jobs, leading to varied experiences in selling windows, army surplus equipment and even fine china and crystal!
In 2003 he began work for Wiltshire County Council, before relocating to East London to experience the London Borough of Newham. Moving back to Hampshire to marry his childhood sweetheart, he began work for a Housing Association before joining his current employers Hampshire Constabulary in 2007. His roles have taken in policy, performance and project management.
Councillor Thorpe enjoys current affairs, history and technology.
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