Paul Sample

Liberal Democrat candidate for Salisbury and South Wiltshire

About Me

I am a Wiltshire man born and bred. I was educated at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury, and The City University, London. I began my career as a journalist in the Houses of Parliament and succeeded Charles Stainsby as Editor of Liberal News in 1985. I first stood as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Salisbury in 1992, and polled more votes than any other Lib Dem candidate in the history of the constituency. I am married to Catherine, have two children, and live in Salisbury.

  • Justice of the Peace, sitting on the South Wiltshire Magistrates Bench
  • Member of Wiltshire Police Authority
  • Member of Wiltshire Council
  • Member of Salisbury City Council
  • Managing Director of The Mustard Agency Ltd, a company based in Wilton
  • Leader of Salisbury District Council from 2007 until its abolition in 2009
  • Member of the Local Government Association Safer Communities Board 2007 to 2009
  • Member of Wiltshire County Council from 1993 to 2005
  • Member of Salisbury District Council from 1990 to 2009
  • Mayor of Salisbury from 1997 to 1998