Ian Reay

Hertfordshire County Council - Berkhamsted
Chairman, Development Control Committee
Chairman, South West Hertfordshire Conservative Association

IAN REAY has been the County Councillor for Berkhamsted since 2009. During that time he has seen very big changes in the town, which has seen more and more houses built and become increasingly congested.

Ian’s interests as a local councillor are: preserving the character of the town of Berkhamsted and its surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, promoting an entrepreneurial spirit in young people, and encouraging a vibrant and prosperous community spirit.

Each county councillor has a locality budget which can be used to support local causes.  Ian has used this to support festivals in the town such as Berkofest, literary festivals and food festivals. Recently he has part-funded a joint effort by all Berkhamsted community schools to produce a tapestry to help celebrate the town’s medieval past.  Age UK Dacorum has responded to the Covid-19 crisis by setting up a support group for volunteers to help deliver necessities to vulnerable people in rthe town. Ian has provided much of the funding for this through his locality budget.

During his time as County Councillor for Berkhamsted Ian also helped drive through the changeover of Berkhamsted’s schools from a three tier (primary, middle and secondary) to a two tier system, as is the case in the most of the rest of the country. This move allowed for a big expansion in pupil numbers without disruptive new construction of primary schools.




See Also

Frances Button

Hertfordshire County Council - Rickmansworth East and Oxhey Park
Hertfordshire County Council - Chairman of the Audit Committee.
President - South West Hertfordshire Conservative Association.

Frances has been a County Councillor for a total of 23 years, with a break in the middle when she was Bursar at St Helen’s School, Northwood.

Richard Roberts

Hertfordshire County Council - Kings Langley

Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health

Chairman Health and Wellbeing board, LGA and CCN representative for Hertfordshire County Council

Ralph Sangster

Herfordshire County Council - Chorleywood North and Sarratt
Herfordshire County Council - Chorleywood South and Maple Cross
Herfordshire County Council - Moor Park and Eastbury
Herfordshire County Council - Penn and Mill End
Herfordshire County Council - Rickmansworth Town
Vice President - South west Hertfordshire Conservative Association

Now retired, I spent over 40 years in the field of project management specialising in finance. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and hold a post graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Graham Denman

Deputy Chairman - Political, South West Hertfordshire Conservative Association

Graham has been a long-time member of South West Hertfordshire Conservatives and has previously held the post of Deputy Chairman Political for 4 years between 2003 and 2007.

Jill Skalla

Deputy Chairman - Membership and Fundraising, South West Hertfordshire Conservative Association

Jill has been actively involved in her local Conservative Associations as a campaigner and supporter since a teenager. 

Michael Bruce

Hon Treasurer, South West Hertfordshire Conservative Association

A retired Chartered Accountant, Michael Bruce was educated in state schools in the constituency, gained a degree in Economics and Statistics at City University, London before entering the accountancy profession in 1978.