Councillor Michael Hodkinson
Councillor from 2003 until 2010Michael was a retired University Lecturer. He held the degree of BSc (Economics), University of London 1968 and the degree of Master of Arts (Political Science), University of Essex 1971.
Living in the Bristol area, he became involved in the local political scene as well as lecturing on the subject and becoming a political commentator in Bristol, both on radio and television.
Before retiring, his last role was at the University of the West of England, Bristol, moving to Wimborne Minster when he met his wife Anne.
Michael had been Chairman of the Planning & Environment Committee for a number of years, during which time he had been successful in implementing several traffic initiatives following consultation and surveys with local residents.
Michael sadly died suddenly on Monday 4 January 2010 whilst in office.