Our Borough Councillors

We have 26 counillors out of 52 borough councillors. We are the largest party as at the 2023 local elections. These pages are in the process of being updated.

Ian Pittock – Your Lib Dem councillor for Barkham

I have lived here for 30 years with my wife Jane and our now adult daughter who attended local state schools. After gaining degrees, military service and Civil Service, I became a school governor, parish councillor and then a borough councillor. I had a large part in delivering Bohunt School (with space for a 6th form) and want to ensure the 6th form is now opened. I am against over-development, whilst ensuring that we meet local needs, especially 1, 2 and 3 bedroom houses, built in the right places. I want to ensure the expected new Arborfield with Barkham ward is implemented to the benefit of residents.


Rachel Bishop-Firth - Executive member for equalities, inclusion & fighting poverty, and  council website and digital.

Imogen Shepherd-DuBey - Executive member for finance

Morag Malvern 


Sarah Kerr 

Adrian Mather - Deputy Mayor

Ian Shenton - Executive member for Environment, Sport & Leisure

Finchampstead South

David Cornish is our first councillor in Finchampstead South and the executive member for business and economic development, climate emergency and arts and culture


Clive Jones 


Andrew Mickleburgh


David Hare - Excutive member for health & wellbeing and adult services, and violence against women and girls and domestic abuse.


Alistair Neal


Caroline Smith


Stephen Newton and Mike Smith

Maiden Erlegh

Mike Smith

Stephen Newton



Chris and Caroline

Shinfield South

Chris Johnson

Catherine Glover

South Lake

Beth Rowland - borough mayor


Stephen Conway - Leader of the council and executive member for housing, solar farms, libraries, customer services and residents’ engagement.

Lindsay Ferris - Executive member for planning & local plan



Wescott ward councilors 2023


Jane Ainslie

Peter Dennis



Prue Bray - Executive member for children's services

Paul Fishwick - Executive member for active travel, transport & highways

Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey



Wokingham Without

Jordan Montgomery - our youngest councillor and first councillor in Wokingham Without.


Town Councils

In addition, we have 34 town councillors.  17 on Earley Town council (controlled by Lib Dems). 15 on Wokingham Town council (controlled by Lib Dems). 2 in Woodley.