Thatcham Central

Owen Jeffery has lived in Thatcham since coming to work at Racal Electronics in Reading in 1979. His three children all went to Kennet School and two still live in Thatcham. After ten years as a Royal Naval Reservist, he served as a Thatcham Town Councillor 1981-2015. He also served on Newbury District and then West Berkshire Councils where he became Deputy Leader. He has tried to help make the town and district better places to live in for over 30 years and having now been re-elected, will be working hard to continue that.

Nassar Kessell is 22 and has become a councillor in Thatcham so that local residents have a voice on the council that they can trust. Thatcham is his home; a town he really care about. He lives and works full-time here while also studying a Bachelor of Laws with the Open University.  
He believes as a district, we face many challenges, but we mustn’t forget the positives. It is clear that many of the things we have to be proud of in West Berkshire are, at least in part, thanks to the Lib Dems who ran the council until 2005. Locally, we can see how the Lib Dems invested in the leisure centres right across West Berkshire as well as introducing community wardens.
He is looking forward to working with his Lib Dem colleagues on the council to scrap the unfair Green Bin Tax, introduce 20mph and idle-free zones outside local schools and invest in local youth services.

Jennifer Anne Walker was born and has lived in West Berkshire all her life. She is determined to make a difference in our local community for everyone - from our most vulnerable, children, the elderly and those with both physical and mental health issues to the wildlife and local environment. She works with adults with learning difficulties at our local college and has three young children, so understands first hand some of the challenges people are facing in today’s world, so she wants to be able to not only support her local community but to make a difference.

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