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.

“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.

“Over the last 14 years, I have worked closely with Borough Council officers, Borough Councillors, County Councillors and our MP and believe that my experience and knowledge will enable me to best serve the residents of Reigate Central.”