Cllr Karl Webb
Councillor for Huntingdon Central Ward
Karl has lived and worked in the Huntingdon area since September 1995. He joined the Royal Navy in 1983 and qualified as a Radar Operator in 1984, a Photographer in 1988, and an Imagery Analyst in 1995 (at RAF Wyton). During his service career, Karl has travelled around the world, prime countries being: Russia, Cuba, Poland, Hong Kong, Germany, France, America, Canada, Falkland Islands, Gulf States, and Egypt. Karl has served on a variety of ships including Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers and Frigates and has been employed on patrols in the Persian Gulf, Falkland Islands, West Indies, and the Barents Sea.
After a 25-year career in the Armed Forces, Karl remained in the Ministry of Defence — but as a Civil Servant. He completed a Master of Arts Degree (MA Security & Intelligence) at the University of Buckingham in 2010.
Outside of work, Karl is an active member of the community; he is currently Life Vice President, Honorary Secretary, and a Trustee, of the Huntingdon Branch of the Royal Naval Association (RNA). Karl is often seen at Civic Parades, community events and manning a charity stall for the RNA in and around Huntingdon. As a deputy Standard Bearer for Huntingdon RNA, Karl has also paraded the Branch Standard at Armed Forces Day, Commonwealth Day, and other community flag raising events.
Karl enjoys building websites, he maintains a community site for the Royal Naval Association, University of Buckingham security studies website, and a Huntingdon Town ‘Councillor Candidate’ reference portal. Karl includes his photography and computer skills in running these sites as well as contributing photographs to local Facebook Groups.
Karl is married to Hilary, who has lived and worked in Huntingdon most of her life, he has a son, David, and daughter, Deanna. Karl’s hobbies include photography, camping, fishing, website design, computers and gadgetry.
Karl was elected on to the Town Council on the 3rd May 2018 and was proud to represent the residents of Huntingdon Central Ward.
At the annual meeting of the council in May 2019, Karl was Appointed Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon for the Local Government Year 2019/2020.
With the Coronavis outbreak in March 2020, Councils throughout the country were to hold their annual meeting either online at a point deemed appropriate locally, or to postpone until May 2021. Huntingdon Town Council held their annual meeting (Mayor Making) service on Tuesday 6th October; Karl Webb was elected as Mayor of Huntingdon.
On the 29th July 2021, councillors re-elected Karl for a second term of office as Mayor of Huntingdon for 2021/2022. Karl chose Dreamdrops as his charity for the year.