Neil Shorter – Cllr for Washford Ward

Born in Great Chart in 1953, I have now lived with my wife Jenny in Magpie Hall, Road Stubbs Cross for the past fourteen years. My father’s family can be traced back, in Great Chart and Chilmington, for over four centuries whilst my mother originates from the Beaver area of South Ashford. As such I have a great affinity with the local area including hay making as a boy in fields that are now Singleton.

For 33 years I was employed by British Energy PLC, most recently at Dungeness B Power Station as “Group Head” with responsibilities for the Protection and Electrical systems.

I have been Chairman of Governors at Kingsnorth CE Primary School for the past ten years and sit on the Primary Care Trust Local (PCT) Commissioning Group PPG. I have also been chairman of the Woodchurch Conservative Branch for the past two years. More recently I have been a member of the Chilmington Green Steering group.

I am Chairman of Kingsnorth Parish Council, which includes the majority of Washford ward so I am familiar with most of the issues that relate to the area.

You can contact me on 01233 624809 email