Thursday 23rd May 2013 – 3.00pm – Claire Brown.
A Birmingham paramedic has his finger on the pulse in the Black Country after being named Consort to the Deputy Mayor of Dudley.
Adam Aston, based at Henrietta Street Ambulance Station in Birmingham City Centre, has worked for West Midlands Ambulance Service for seven years, has been a paramedic since 2008 and is a Staff Governor at the Trust.
When he’s not saving lives Adam is a Labour Councillor for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council serving the Upper Gornal and Woodsetton Ward and was named as the new Deputy Mayor’s consort on the 16th May.
For the next 12 months, Adam will attend civic engagements and official duties with his mum, Councillor Margaret Aston, who is the borough’s new Deputy Mayor.
Adam said: “It’s a real honour and a privilege to be working in the Mayoral team and I’m really looking forward to speaking to the people in our communities who make a real difference to the borough.
“It’s a great opportunity to work with my mum as well who has been an outstanding councillor for the past 13 years. West Midlands Ambulance Service has been really supportive in my role as a Councillor and I hope I can serve as an ambassador for the trust in my new role as Deputy Mayor’s Consort.”
Notes to Editor – photograph courtesy of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.