Sunday, 8 February 2009

Outstanding local candidate chosen for Sodbury by-election

Paul Jobbins, the Liberal Democrat Focus Team candidate, has lived in Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury with his wife Nicola for 19 years.

Colonel Paul Jobbins has recently finished his second career in the Royal Marines, having served in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and Bosnia. He first retired in 1999 but was recalled for the Balkan Crisis.

As lead military Observer to the UN peace keeping force in the Congo he won the George Medal:
“Under fire he personally and unarmed rescued many terrified civilians and personally ensured the safety of thousands of civilians and is cited for his commitment, courage and gallant leadership under fire”

Now retired from the Royal Marines, Paul has a part time job as an Assistant Manager for Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. He is dedicated to helping the green environment of Chipping Sodbury. He is keen on self sufficiency and keeps about 200 hens and a small herd of pigs.

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