Alasdair Ross

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Location Ipswich, Suffolk-East Anglia, United Kingdom
Introduction I am 62 and married with two children, I stood for the Labour Party in the Rushmere Ward in Ipswich at 2006 and 2007 local elections and then won it for Labour on May 1st 2008 with a majority of 13 before retaining the seat in 2012 with a majority of over 500. I retaining the seat again in 2016. I live in the ward and I was born in Ipswich and both my parents (Annie and Peter Ross) were Labour councillors in Ipswich. I went to Tower Ramparts School in the town (Yes, it was a school before it became a shopping centre!) In 1978, I left Ipswich to join the army. I spent 24 years in the Royal Green Jackets, serving in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosova. Since leaving the army in 2002, I have worked in a local school. I spent 2009 back with the army, 7 months in Sangin, Afghanistan as Operations Warrant Officer with 2 Rifles. I am the campaign organisor in Rushmere Sport is my other great interest and I was one of the founding members of the Ipswich Town Independent Supporters Trust.
Interests Politics, Football, Reading, History, Most sport
Favorite Music The Jam, Billy Bragg, Oasis, M People, Van Morrison
Favorite Books All books by:, Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Simon Inglis, William Dalrymple, Charles Connelly, Book currently reading:, The Book of General Ignorance.