Candidates for Bucks County Council Elections 2017

The following people are standing in the May County Council Elections in the Wycombe area: Abbey - Tamsin Holkham; Booker, Cressex & Castlefield - Jen Joseph;  Downley - Ray Farmer; Hazlemere - Ian Forbes; Terriers & Amersham Hill - Steve Guy;  Totteridge & Bowerdean - Ben Holkham; Ryemead & Micklefield - Trevor Snaith; Tylers Green & Loudwater - Paula Lee; West Wycombe - Neil Timberlake.  Brief details may be obtained by clicking on the heading.

Our candidates are listed below.  To view our Manifesto for the County Elections click here (opens in a new window).

Abbey:  Tamsin Holkham


Tamsin lives locally and grew up going to local schools in the area.  She is proud to call High Wycombe her home and has a previous track record fighting for local issues gaining newspaper and radio coverage to get things done.  She's against Theresa May's hard Brexit.

Booker, Cressex and Castlefield:  Jen Joseph


Jen Joseph is experienced in championing local causes and passionate about making High Wycombe a good place to live. She is a governor of an Academy school and previously of our local college of further education. As your County Councillor she will continue to focus on improving education and address the needs of the elderly and social care.

Downley:  Ray Farmer


Ray has been a District Councillor for 10 years. During this time he has helped deliver a village sign, Wrights Meadow Community Centre and was part of the team that helped save Holywell Mead Pool. If elected as County Councillor he will work hard with local communities and residents to achieve similar projects.

 Hazlemere:  Ian Forbes


Ian moved to High Wycombe in 1993 and has served on his local Parish Council for over twenty years. He is currently chair of two of its four committees: Finance and Amenity Land. He recently retired from a local utility company. Hobbies include bridge, walking and gardening.

Terriers and Amersham Hill:  Steve Guy


Steve is a passionate campaigner with a track record of getting things done. As the only candidate who lives in the division, he understands the issues like dangerous, illegal parking and crumbling roads that keep being ignored. He is also committed to tackling the crisis in Social Care.

 Totteridge & Bowerdean:  Ben Holkham


Ben is a professional economist and a self-employed businessman.  A strong believer in decent public services Ben is proud of the Lib Dem's local campaigns; for our hospital, NHS staff and saving our open air swimming pool.  He is the only Totteridge and Bowerdean candidate that lives within the area.

Tylers Green & Loudwater:  Paula Lee


Paula lives in the ward and got involved in politics when she campaigned successfully against the closure of our open air swimming pool. She is against the development in Gomm Valley and the Tories proposed new motorway junction 3A. Paula is for the return of our A&E and the fixing of our roads.

Ryemead & Micklefield:  Trevor Snaith


Trevor believes that Councillors are there to serve the public and listen to local residents. He helped deliver the Wrights Meadow Centre, saved Lynton House surgery from closure and is campaigning for a new health centre. Trevor is all about fairness, justice and putting people and community at the heart of everything.

 West Wycombe:  Neil Timberlake


Born and brought up in High Wycombe, Neil Timberlake is a professionally-qualified transport manager, with a career in the bus and coach industry and having previously worked for 8 years as Assistant Public Transport Officer for Oxfordshire County Council.  This year also marks his 40th anniversary in politics. 

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