About Us

Mark Dobson has been a councillor for Garforth and Swillington since 2007. He is from Leeds and lives in Garforth and manages Wetherby WISE, an Older People’s Network.

Before this, he was an Executive Board member of the council and was responsible for Environmental Services, the Police and Parks and Countryside.

Sarah Field has been a councillor for Garforth and Swillington ward since May 2016. She is from Leeds and lives in Garforth. She has two young children at St Benedict’s RC Primary School. She worked at Leeds Beckett University for 10 years and before that for the Scottish Government in Edinburgh.

Mark says: “ Serving this community for ten years has been my honour. To continue to serve, as an independent without the shackles of the party system, will be a challenge but a positive one and one I’m fully ready to embrace working with Cllr Sarah Field in your interests and yours alone”.

Sarah says: “It is an absolute privilege to be a councillor in my own community. I live in the ward and devote myself to the work full-time, around caring for my young family. I am here to listen and act on all the issues which are important to us. I am committed to forging strong community links based on partnership, compassion and help for those who need it most, when they need it.”