Shottery Ward

William Dowling

Liberal Democrat for Shottery since 2002

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Councillor Bill Dowling was born and bred in Stratford-upon-Avon, growing up with his brother and five sisters and attending St Gregory’s Primary School and Warwick School. 

Bill has a son, Joshua and for many years has lived with his partner, Marion who he married in 2018.

Bill was elected to the Town Council in 2000 and was returned in 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2019.


Finance & Scrutiny
Planning Consultative Committee
Human Resources

Career History

Bill had a varied career before entering University College London as a mature student.  His work with the Phillips Corporation saw him travelling all over the world, prior to returning to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1995.  Bill is now director of one of the town’s prominent taxi operators.

Community Interests

At the Annual Meeting and Mayor Making on 19 May, 2011 Councillor Dowling was elected as Mayor.  

Leisure Activities

Bill has always been a keen local sportsman, and allegedly is the only one to have represented the Town at rugby, cricket and football at first team level.  He is now a keen golfer, whenever he can find the time.

To view Councillor Dowling's register of interest, please click here (this will re-direct you to the District Council's website).