Cllr. Graham Galpin - Stour

My wife and I have lived in the Town since 1984, our son and daughter were educated locally. We have seen many changes.

I believe that developing businesses, jobs and skills are a vital part of making Ashford a great place to live and work. These are essential to sustain our Borough.

Challenging times call for experience, energy and creativity. As well as running my business, an economic development consultancy, I sit on the Local Strategic Partnership and I am a past Chairman and Director of the Chamber of Commerce. This gives me the network and skills to help secure jobs and develop the skills for the future.

I volunteer my time as Chairman of Active Ashford and to Ashford Community Grants Panel. I have worked with Central Ashford and East Stour Community Forums, recently helping residents to fight inappropriate housing development at North School.

In my “spare time” I am a sports cyclist and a walker. This gives me the chance to enjoy the fantastic countryside around Ashford. 

You can contact me by email by email at or 07815 881354

I will work hard on behalf of Stour ward residents. I will get things done.