Austen Lennon Was born in Belfast’s Taughmona Estate on the Upper Lisburn Road in 1950. He emigrated to Canada when 2 years old and returned in 1966. Served in the UDR in the early 1970’s.
Moved to England in the 80’s attended the Manchester Business School then went on to work for an International Management Company as a management troubleshooter.
Managed companies in Manchester, Cornwall and London. Returned to Northern Ireland mid 90’s.
Became involved in local politics when he saw the awful state of Queen’s Parade. (Little has changed there). Was elected to Council as an Independent Councillor in 1993 and has been re-elected 4 times.
Engaged to Tessa Barrett (SERC Assistant Head of School) has two Children (Estelle & Lorelle) and 4 grandchildren (Luke Leah, Mikey, Ryan) and one great grandchild (Sophie).
Business: – Is a professional web designer with his own company SpiderwebZ.co.uk. Is an Energy Consultant for a major Hotel Chain.
Associations: – Royal British Legion, Bangor UDR Association, Honorary member of the Groomsport Evergreens. Director on AGEnda.
Political: – Fiercely independent. Will support any Councillor or Party that has good ideas. Interests: – Books – Computers – Guitars – Musical Keyboards – Music (from Classical to (Some) Punk – Boxing Films: – Lord of The Rings (Directors Cut) – La Vita e Bella – Action Movies – Disney Classics – Black and White Classics