Councillor Paul Follows

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Title: Leader of the Council

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Godalming Central and Ockford

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
c/o Democratic Services
Waverley Borough Council
The Burys

Phone:  07946 288824


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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 14/12/2017 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Paul was born in Devon but has lived in Surrey for most of his life, and Godalming for several years.


He studied at the University of Surrey in Guildford, obtaining undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in European and International Politics.


Paul co-founded a student-led think-tank with the University of Warwick on the subjects of terrorism and extremism (where he served as Programme Director) and has worked as a consultant researcher for planning at Surrey Heath Borough Council.


Currently he is employed at one of the world’s largest security and defence companies covering compliance, standards and ethics for Europe and North America.


Paul is excited about being a Town and Waverley borough councillor and wants to build on the foundations that make Godalming a great place to live and work and to ensure that all the voices of our town are represented. He currently lives in Catteshall and in his spare time is a tenor with the Guildford Choral Society and an avid traveller.


Paul was elected Leader of the Council in May 2021.