Councillor gets third degree

Jonathan Farmer

Jonathan Farmer - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech councillor has collected his third degree by graduating in Law from Leicester De Montford University.

Jonathan Farmer collected his LLB Degree and was awarded an upper second class honours.

He already has a BA Degree in Economics from Coventry University and an MA Degree in History from Birmingham University.

The councillor who lives at South Brink, is married and lives with his wife Susanah.

He served as Mayor of Wisbech in 2008-2009 He is a member of Fenland District Council’s Corporate Governance Committee, Staff Committee, Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel and the Licensing Committee.

He is also a member of Wisbech Town Council’s Allotment, Civic Amenities, Planning and the Finance and General Purposes Committees.

He has served on the Planning Committee of Fenland District Council and has been a member of Fenland District Council’s cabinet.

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He was responsible for the introduction of recycling to large areas of Fenland, reduced considerably the time taken to remove and dispose of scrap cars, improved the administration of the council run cemeteries and increased the number of litter bins in Wisbech. Councillor Farmer is a former officer in the Territorial Army and served with the Regular Army in Bosnia and is also a member of the Hundred of Wisbech Internal Drainage Board, a trustee of a national charity and a churchgoer.

In early 2010 Jonathan was a senior member of a an election monitoring team in war-torn Southern Sudan helping to validate the first free elections in 25 years