Dawn Barnett is a Councillor for Hangleton & Knoll ward.
Dawn has a strong connection to her ward and is very well known in the local community having lived in her present home in the ward for the past 21 years. Dawn ran a greengrocers in Northease Drive in the ward over 35 years ago.
Having been first elected in 2004 and then subsequently re-elected 4 times, Dawn continues to provide strong representation for her ward and is never afraid to stand up for her constituents against the odds.
Dawn is proud of her hard fought campaigns over the years to protect the green space in Benfield Valley from development and has won every one of these battles. She is currently campaigning again to save the Benfield Valley with Cllr Nick Lewry as the Labour-run Council has put forward plans to develop it once again.
Cllr Barnett is proud of her work standing up for the elderly in Hangleton & Knoll and making sure that their voice is heard on the council and is well-known by the ward's elderly groups.
Dawn has 5 sons, 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.