Cllr Rosemary Absalom (Reigate)

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.

Throughout my life, I have been heavily involved with voluntary work which supports both individuals and groups and, as a past chairman of a local Reigate residents’ association, I am well-versed in current national and emerging local planning policies and have frequently spoken for residents at Planning Committee meetings and Planning Inspectorate hearings.

Working to both preserve and enhance Reigate’s character over the last 18 years, first, as Secretary then Chairman of a planning consultative group and, more recently, as a Borough Councillor, I seek your support to ensure that Reigate retains its vitality, identity and unique charm now and in the future.

  • Office Administrator
  • Lives in Reigate Ward with her husband
  • Has one adult son
  • Has a lifelong interest in the performing and visual arts
  • Parish Safeguarding Officer


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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 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.

Graeme Crome (Merstham)

“Merstham has been my family home for nearly 60 years. My Grandparents moved to Bletchingley Road in the 1950's when the estate was built (my Grandfather designed the swimming pool at Albury Manor) and I moved to Delabole Road when I was 1.“I grew up attending both Furzefield and Albury Manor schools before moving to the Warwick School and onto East Surrey College.

Roger Newstead (Reigate Hill)

I have been one of the Borough Councillors for Reigate Hill for the past 15 years, during which time I have met many of you personally and have helped a number of you individually on Council related matters.I have worked with residents' associations within Reigate Hill and with my Borough and County Council colleagues to preserve the character of Reigate Hill in the face of pressure to increase the density of housing and restrict the provision of off-road parking.

George Curry - Tadworth & Walton

My name is  George Curry and I am standing for election as the Conservative candidate for Tadworth and Walton in the forthcoming ward By-Election on May 4th.

Cllr John Godden (Meadvale & St John's)

“I have lived in the Borough for 13 years having identified the area as having the perfect balance of open space and town facilities in which to bring up my family.

Cllr Vic Broad (Tadworth & Walton)

This will be the third time that I will have asked you to vote for me as your local Councillor. I do so by asking you to judge me on my record of achievement. Since I was first elected eight years ago, I have progressed to becoming Leader of the Council.

Cllr Rich Michalowski (Redhill West & Wray Common)

I’m a family man who lives and works here. I care about the people who live here and the place we live in. I want us to get value for money from our council services and see our money spent wisely. I’ll listen and help resolve your local issues.

Gareth Owen (Reigate Hill)

As a long term local resident myself, who has commuted from, raised a family, and seen many changes in the borough over the years, I have a strong sense of belonging to the community in which I live.