People

Cty Cllr Barbara Thomson (Earlswood & Reigate South; Earlswood & Whitebushes)

Barbara Thomson has been a resident of Earlswood and Whitebushes for the last 10 years, Borough Councillor for her area since 2007, and was elected as County Councillor for the Earlswood & Reigate South division in 2013.Born in London Barbara moved to Whitebushes 10 years ago she has five children, six granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.Barbara has worked tirelessly for the community both before she became an elected Councillor and afterwards.  She works part-time in Reigate as an office manager.

Cty Cllr Ken Gulati (Banstead, Woodmansterne & Chipstead)

An experienced former Borough councillor and previous mayor Ken is a local solicitor-advocate and believes that authorities should find more economic ways to deliver services. He is involved with a number of local charities for the elderly and the Scouts and returned to politics after a gap of some years upon his election to Surrey County Council in May 2013.

Cty Cllr Bob Gardner (Merstham & Banstead South)

Bob Gardner has lived in Surrey for some 30 years with his wife.  He was elected to Surrey County Council in May 2013.He was born and educated in London, graduating from University in Reading with an MBA in management. He has four grown up children and three grandchildren.

Crispin Blunt MP

Crispin Blunt was born in 1960 and was educated at Wellington College and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he won the Queen's Medal, gaining a Regular Commission. He read Politics at the University of Durham between 1981 and 1984, where he was elected President of the Union Society in 1983. In 1991 he gained an MBA at Cranfield University School of Management.

Cllr John Stephenson (Chipstead, Hooley & Woodmansterne)

A Chipstead resident for 40 years, on retirement from my profession as an accountant in 2007, I was elected to the Borough Council.As a Councillor, I have served on the Planning and Overview and Scrutiny Committees, overseeing the key financial and development policies of the Council. I have also served as Deputy Mayor for two years.

Cty Cllr Michael Gosling (Tadworth, Walton & Kingswood)

Michael Gosling has been a member of Surrey County Council since May 2005.  On his election he became a member of the Adult & Community Care and Corporate Management Select Committees.  In addition, he was and is, a member of the Surrey County Council/Reigate & Banstead Local Committee.

Cllr Rosemary Absalom (Reigate Central)

“A lifelong Surrey resident, I have lived in Reigate since 1980. I am married to David, and we have one adult son.“An experienced office administrator by profession, my working life began at the Canadian High Commission in London and then, after marriage, I started working locally in and around Reigate and Redhill.

Cllr Ros Mill (Kingswood & Burgh Heath)

Ros has lived in Kingswood for almost 30 years. During this time she raised a family, has been involved with various local groups and committees and works part time as the Marketing Director for a local Prep School. Elected a Councillor 8 years ago, Ros is a member of the Executive with the Portfolio for Leisure and Wellbeing.“I know this area well.

Cllr Derek Allcard (South Park & Woodhatch)

“I am Derek Allcard, and I have lived in the area for 18 years with my wife Gillian, just down the other end of Lonesome Lane.“I’m an engineer by profession, and having recently retired I have the time and enthusiasm to work as your Councillor if elected in May.