A TEENAGER who dreams of becoming an MP for Stroud in the 2020 election has become the youngest person to serve on Chalford Parish Council.

Ryan Davis, 18, was born three months premature and has cerebral palsy but on Thursday, February 7, the avid Liverpool football fan was co-opted onto the parish council as a representative for the Bussage ward.

Ryan, who lives in Frithwood Park with mum Emma Wojcick, stepdad Jason Wherlock and brother Callum Davis, 15, was thrilled when he heard the news on Friday afternoon.

“I was completely over the moon. I was so nervous during the meeting and I wasn’t sure if the councillors liked me or not, but obviously they did, and I would just like to thank them for giving me this chance” said Ryan, who has attended St Rose’s School in Stroud since the age of two.

At a meeting on Thursday, current members heard speeches from Ryan and Chalford Hill resident Roger Entwistle, who were both hoping to secure one of two vacancies available on the council.

Roger, who is the sub-postmaster for the recently re-opened Brimscombe post office, was also voted on as a member in a closed vote by the parish council.