Councillor Warwick Payne

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Party: Labour

Ward: Woolston

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Surgery details

Councillor Payne holds a surgery on the first Saturday of the month, at the Woolston Library at the Victoria Road and John Thornycroft Road junction , from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Contact information

Home address: 
25 Church Road
SO19 9FR

Phone:  023 8044 1977

Correspondence address: 
c/o Member Services
Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
SO14 7LY

Phone:  023 8083 2430 / 3340


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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 03/05/2007 - 05/05/2011
  • 05/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
  • 08/05/2015 - 02/05/2019
  • 03/05/2019 - 04/05/2023
  • 04/05/2023 - 06/05/2027

Additional Information


Cllr Warwick Payne was first elected in 2007 in Woolston, where he lives with his wife, Louise, and their daughter, Tabitha.


Born in Southampton, he went to Oaklands Community School, Richard Taunton College and Southampton University, where he read History before taking a Masters Degree in Media at Solent University.


He then worked for Southampton City Council in the Social Services and Leisure Directorates. After that he trained as a journalist and joined the Hampshire Chronicle in 2002, working his way up to Chief Reporter and winning regional and national awards. He left in 2012 on being appointed to the City Council Cabinet and served as Deputy Leader from 2015 to 2018. He now works in public relations handling major housing and infrastructure schemes.


Outside of work his interests include live music, cycling, golf, craft beer, classic cars, and motor sport. He is also a published author with five books in print, which include The Portland Contract and No Truth Told Here.