People

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.

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.

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.

Cllr James Clarke (Tadworth & Walton)

James has a strong track record of community involvement, and has served as a councillor in neighbouring Epsom & Ewell for the last 4 years.As an experienced councillor, he knows how to resolve problems and take action that achieves results.

Cllr Jamie Paul (Preston)

I’m 25 and I’ve lived in Tadworth and Walton-on-the-Hill all my life, and have seen it expand and change during that time. I know it’s a great place to live with an excellent sense of community and I’m very proud to say I come from this area.I was educated locally and will always remember swimming at Banstead Leisure Centre – where would we be without these facilities? I was very glad when the Conservative Borough Council decided to invest in the new centre.

Cllr Dr Zully Grant-Duff (Reigate Hill)

Zully and her husband Andrew have lived in the Borough for 27 years, initially in Redhill and for the last 16 years in Reigate Hill. She has served as the County Councillor covering Reigate Hill since 2009. Zully has spent her professional life as a university computing science lecturer and researcher, subsequently becoming a specialist consultant in the City of London and a marketing consultant to a pioneering international IT company.