Your Liberal Democrat candidates for South Lake

Nigel Harman

Nigel Harman

My wife and I moved to Woodley over 25 years ago to bring up our three children. They all attended local schools (Highwood, Bulmershe and Waingels). We found that Woodley has a great sense of community, some lovely open spaces, and is a lovely place to raise a family.

Professionally I’m a Chartered Electrical Engineer. I work in the process and new energy sectors (Battery factories, carbon capture schemes, hydrogen plants) I’ve been fortunate that my career has taken me around the world and I’ve been assigned to offices in the US and Italy.

I’m an Elder at Wycliffe Baptist Church (down at Cemetery Junction) where I lead worship and occasionally preach, and I teach in Sunday school. I serve on the Wokingham SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education).

Lib Dems want to see people flourish as individuals by being part of a community. I think more needs to be done to strengthen youth services here. We also need to build more reasonably priced housing for young people as they start in life. My children have had to move away to find somewhere affordable.



Carol Jewell

Carol Jewell

I have lived in Woodley since 1966 with the last 18 years in Kingfisher Drive. I am retired from my job as a technical writer in the construction sector.

I am a Woodley Town Councillor for South Lake having served since 1979 with a 16-year break. I also was a District (now Borough) Councillor for 12 years. I have a particular interest in cycling and youth facilities and the effects of the climate emergency,.

I recently set up the Woodley Repair Café which aims to repair items rather than bin them; the Café has an amazing team of fixers and volunteers and has proved very successful.

I spend a lot of time walking and cycling around the local area. I know the area well and often spot issues such as potholes and fly tipping and report them so they get fixed.

My involvement in the community includes being a School Governor in South Lake, regular litter picker with WASP (Woodley Adopt-a-Street) and I am a volunteer gardener with the Wokingham Volunteer Centre.

If elected, I would make sure Woodley’s voice is heard on the borough council, and ensure it gets the support it needs. 

Beth Rowland

Beth Rowland

I have lived in South Lake for almost 50 years and brought up my 4 children here. I now have 9 grand and great-grandchildren, who are the delight of my life.

My children all attended local schools and I have been a school governor at Highwood and remain one at Southlake.  I’m delighted that both schools will be joining the Multi-Academy Trust, Orchard Learning Alliance, which will eventually have nine local schools. We enter exciting times with local people managing local schools for our children.

I have served on both Woodley Town Council and Wokingham Borough Council in many capacities over the last 30 years. During this last year I have been highly honoured to serve as the Mayor of the Borough.  This has allowed me to meet many residents and thank them for their contribution to making our borough such a good place to live and work.  

I am asking that you put your trust in me once again to work for you and with you. As a team, your Lib Dem councillors will continue our work to make Wokingham Borough a great place to live. Please vote for me again to serve you in the future as I have, willingly, in the past.


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