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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Gary Bennett (Appointed Governor – Wirral Council)

I am currently a newly elected member of Wirral Borough Council who also has a full-time job as a Hackney Cab Driver. As part of my role as a Councillor, I have been appointed to various committees. These committees include the Constitution and Standards Committee and the Tourism Leisure Community and Culture Committee. I am committed to working hard in these committees to make a positive impact in our community and ensure that the needs of our residents are being met.

I served as a member of HM Forces from May 1978 till August 1986, then worked as a HGV Driver till 1992, at which point I became a hackney cab driver. In this job, I meet the public daily in an informal capacity and with the interaction with them, I gain a grassroots indication of people's feelings.

My life experiences over the years have instilled in me a sense of confidence in my own abilities.  If I do not know the answer to a question, I will admit that I do not know the answer and seek advice.  I also believe that if you give a person respect, that person should also return that respect. One personal trait that has remained with me since I left the Army is that I believe that if I am not 5 minutes early for an appointment, I am late.