Ben Powell was first elected as a Councillor in 2011 and currently represents Blacon on Cheshire West & Chester Council. He is on the board of Chester Growth Partnership, a Non-Executive Director of Avenue Services Ltd, and serves on the scrutiny bodies of the Local Enterprise Partnership and Transport for the North.
After graduating with an LL.B. (Hons) from Keele University and an LPC from the University of Law in Chester, he worked in the legal profession, before spending eight years in political and communications roles. In his spare time, he has performed around the country as a musician and a stand-up comedian.