Newbury Central

Martin Colston (right above) has lived in Newbury since 1991. Married with three children, all at St Barts, he has been self-employed in market research and business strategy since 2014, following 25 years with a global blue-chip company. He was a school governor at St John’s Infants School from 2005-15. A Lib Dem voter all his life, he joined the party in 2016 and now serves on its local Executive Committee. As a town councillor, he delivers positive changes for local people rather than being a frustrated bystander. His priorities on the town council are the market and Victoria Park.

Martin is Leader of Newbury Town Council.

Nigel Foot (left above)has worked as a Dentist at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury as a Specialist Endodontist for 24 years. He has lived in central Newbury for three years. Nigel and his wife Sarah have four grown up children and since he has been living in Newbury, he has become increasingly involved in the local issues of Newbury through St Nicolas Church and membership of the Liberal Democrats. His interests are in all aspects of life and commerce in the Town, in particular youth services.

Andy Moore (3rd from left above) has lived in Newbury for over 40 years with his children having attended local schools. An engineer by profession, his career was in Defence, including 12 years in nuclear safety regulation. He is experienced in running local organisations, volunteers with Newbury Street Pastors and, as trustee of a small aid charity, knows about supporting the disadvantaged. He contributes to competent and caring administrations and always seeks to make our society fairer. A keen cyclist, he wants to improve the walking and cycling environment in our town.

Elizabeth O’Keeffe (4th from left above) has lived and worked in West Berkshire since 1981, serving on her local council for the past 9 years. She has community and business experience, having been a company secretary, teacher and Youth & Community Worker (for Berkshire County Council). She is now a full-time volunteer: including currently as a school governor, Citizens Advice advisor and trustee of a youth counselling charity. As a councillor, she focuses on planning, highways, staff and finance issues. She believes in working in partnerships with the community, enabling people – especially the young and marginalised - to resolve issues and improve their daily lives.

Elizabeth has been elected as Mayor of Newbury.

Martha Vickers (2nd from left above) has lived in the area for 40 years and worked as a local health visitor until 2013. Her work alerted her to the effect of poor housing and homelessness on health. She was a District councillor for nine years until 2003 and welcomes the Council’s new responsibility for public health. She joined Healthwatch in 2015 and volunteers for several local homelessness charities. She has been Town Mayor and Chair of the town council’s Community Services Committee, responsible for Victoria Park, the Charter Market, allotments and smaller parks. She is a member of West Berkshire Green Exchange Forum.

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