First elected to represent Watling Ward on both Faversham Town Council and Swale Borough Council in May 2019 & re-elected in 2023, Ben J Martin was born and raised in social housing in Faversham. Ben attended Ethelbert Road School, St Mary of Charity Junior School, and the Abbey School in Faversham prior to attending college and university in Canterbury, where he studied for a Diploma in Business Management with Environmental Sustainability, graduating with merit. Ben currently works in social housing.
Ben is dyslexic and has long campaigned for schools to be given adequate resources to diagnose and support dyslexic students to achieve their full potential. Ben has been involved in many local organisations including Faversham Cricket Club, Faversham Pools, and Bensted’s Charity. He is a keen fundraiser taking part in the Canterbury Half Marathon, and in 2018 completing the 3 peaks challenge, raising over £5,000 to build a school in Ethiopia.”
Swale Borough Councillor for Watling Ward