People

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 Sam Walsh (Association Treasurer & Banstead Village Candidate)

“Banstead is a vibrant, attractive Village, which has developed whilst retaining its character. With the continued pressure on housing we must resist the pressure for unnecessary and inappropriate developments within the village and to protect the Village, the surrounding greenbelt and the Borough as a whole.

Cllr Michael Blacker (Reigate Central)

I was born in the Borough and have lived here all my life. I have been married to Evelyn for over 40 years, and have three married daughters, and three grandchildren.I have 17 years’ experience as a Councillor, including a period representing central Reigate.

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.

Cllr Mark Brunt (Merstham Councillor)

Mark and his wife, Lisa have lived in the Merstham for over 15 years and is an active member of the local community. Mark has served as borough councillor for Merstham since 2004.Mark was educated at a local comprehensive school and completed his engineering apprenticeship with a Redhill Engineering company. Mark now works as an Oil and Gas industry consultant.

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 Richard Coad (Redhill East)

Richard is an engineering Project Manager with a 15 year career working on the development of major energy projects. His professional experience includes commercial and contracts management and he has postgraduate qualifications in applied mathematics.