They're the Liberal Democrat councillor for Launceston Central on the new Cornwall council.
They're also the shadow cabinet spokesperson on culture health and wellbeing, which includes libraries, adult education and leisure centres.
Their day job is as fundraising manager for a national cancer charity.
We were hugely impressed by Cllr Folkes' commitment to local politics.
As a politician on Cornwall's county council he provides a window into the state of local politics in that "pointy bit on the bottom left" of Britain.
Most of the entries here are about local issues but there is the occasional amusing aside about wider national politics.
This is a really well-written blog, focused on Cornwall council politics, and does what it sets out to do excellently.
Blog of the day