Pictured while a county councillor,  Gavin Williamson was trying to get the AA to put the local area of Crossgates on its maps.

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.

County councillors visit 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'.

5. Having fun: Williamson gets down with the kids

County councillors visit 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'.
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Seamer Cllr Gavin Williamson is trying to get the AA to put Crossgates on its maps.

6. On the map: Williamson was elected in 2001

Seamer Cllr Gavin Williamson is trying to get the AA to put Crossgates on its maps.
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