Hi. My name is Paul Collins, and I was born in Shevington in 1966. I live in both the Ward and Shevington Parish.
I am a proud father of 2 daughters and a son. I am also blessed with 4 wonderful grandchildren. I love my family and my community and take an active part to improve the area where I live. I enjoy making use of our amazing open spaces and observing local wildlife and am a member of the RSPB. I am passionate about helping people less fortunate than myself and will always strive to assist and enable them to make the most of their own potential.
I am an elected member on Wigan Council, selected as a candidate by members of Shevington with Lower Ground Ward Branch Labour Party and following a successful campaign was elected onto the council for the first time on May 5th, 2011 and went on to be re-elected May 7th, 2015 and May 2nd, 2019
Since being elected I am one of eight council members who were selected to be a Deal Ambassador on behalf of the Council. I am currently the Vice-Chair of the Health & Social Care Scrutiny Committee and currently a member of the Confident Council Scrutiny Committee. I have also served as a Director on the Board for Wigan & Leigh Homes prior to it being brought back under the control of the council.
Other scrutiny committees I have or continue to serve include as follows
I work closely with my Ward Colleague Councillor Michael Crosby and Lisa Nandy MP to ensure that our Ward residents get the best representation on Wigan Council and in Parliament
Surgeries are currently suspended due to pandemic and venue availability
We hold regular surgeries on Saturdays in Shevington Library from 11:00am to 12:00. Please come to one of our surgeries where one of us will greet you and provide you with any support and assistance that we can.