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.
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
Adrian Mather - Deputy Mayor
Ian Shenton - Executive member for Environment, Sport & Leisure
David Cornish is our first councillor in Finchampstead South and the executive member for business and economic development, climate emergency and arts and culture
David Hare - Excutive member for health & wellbeing and adult services, and violence against women and girls and domestic abuse.
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
Prue Bray - Executive member for children's services
Paul Fishwick - Executive member for active travel, transport & highways
Jordan Montgomery - our youngest councillor and first councillor in Wokingham Without.
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.