In pictures: Gavin Williamson's four years as a county councillor in North Yorkshire
Before becoming Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson was the North Yorkshire county councillor for Seamer ward between 2001 and 2005.
Here are some of his highlights from The Yorkshire Post archives.
1. He's focused: Williamson pays attention to a local young person
County councillors vist The Warehouse youth project on Hanover Rd - from left, Gabrielle Napthali, Festival of Youth Arts worker, Tanith Allen, Ben Sellers, Simon Messenger, James Koppert, youth music action zone worker, Coun Cllrs Jim Clark, and Gavin Williamson, who is Council champion of youth issues'.