Cllr Ben Wall
Ward: Leatherhead North
Liberal Democrat Member
Benjamin grew up in Fetcham, playing football for Bookham Colts. He attended the Howard of Effingham School, later sitting his A-Levels at Reigate Sixth Form College. Following his A-Levels he graduated with honours in Law (LLB) from the University of Surrey, Most recently he read Public Policy (Msc) at University College London, writing his dissertation on renewable energy policy. Whilst at university Ben competed for the university Boat Club in rowing, winning national medals, subsequently awarded the University Crew of the Year award for 2020/21 by British Rowing.
Ben enjoys long-distance running and cycling across the Surrey Hills and can be seen most weekends walking his dog along the River Mole in Leatherhead or on Norbury Park. Ben is passionate about maintaining and improving access to and sustainability of Leatherhead’s green spaces through controlled and considered plans that put the community at the heart of infrastructure planning. He is also dedicated to improving access to community banking facilities, seeing Leatherhead’s banking decline as highly problematic and in need of urgent rectification.
Moreover, he is dedicated to improving social housing and increasing affordable housing in Leatherhead.