People

Tim Butcher

Buckinghamshire Council Candidate
Chalfont St Giles, Jordans, Seer Green and Coleshill Ward

Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green, Coleshill, Jordans and Gold Hill.
Tim Butcher and his partner Emma live in Chalfont St Giles. Tim has worked in the City of London's Insurance market as an underwriter for over 40 years, and has played his part in running a successful enterprise.  This has brought him into contact with many people from small businesses to quoted companies.  He understands the business community. 
Tim believes that Buckinghamshire County Council must deliver the most efficient and effective services, as well as providing value for money.   Tim was one of the driving forces behind the introduction of performance related pay for Bucks County Council employees.  He detests bureaucracy and red tape and hopes that you will continue to give him the opportunity to make a difference for the benefit of the local community.
As Chairman of the Chalfonts Local Area Forum, Tim has secured funds to be spent in the Chalfont St Giles Division, along with his Community Funds.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys walking, golf and classic cars.  Tim is also a member of Lloyd's.

Joseph Baum

Buckinghamshire Council Candidate
Chess Valley Ward

Joseph has lived in Chesham for almost three years and has represented Townsend since May 2019. Since moving to Chesham Joseph has been heavily involved in the local community.

Patricia Birchley

Buckinghamshire Council
Chiltern Ridges Ward

Chiltern Ridges including The Lee, Cholesbury, Hawridge, Asheridge, Bellingdon, Chartridge, Hyde Heath, Asheridge Vale and Lowndes.
Tricia has represented Chiltern Ridges Division of Bucks County Council for almost 12 years and has listened carefully to local residents to action their concerns at County Hall. She holds regular surgeries and attends Parish Council meetings to ensure she is fully briefed on all local issues.

For 5 years Tricia was the Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing with responsibility for 40% of the Council Budget. One of the direct benefits to Chiltern Ridges was the building of the Chesham Opportunities Centre and the new Care home for older people in Cameron Road. She cares passionately about our environment and is currently Chairman of the Rights of Way Committee and a Trustee of the Chiltern Society. She champions local causes in her role as Vice Chairman of Bucks County Council.

Since the announcement of HS2 Tricia has spent the last seven years fighting the project, attending Select Committee meetings in Parliament, talking to Members of Parliament, writing regularly to the Press and working with local action groups to stop it. During the construction phase she would hold HS2 to account on Health & Safety, protection of our unique environment and managing the increase in traffic movements. This would be an absolute priority.

People express concerns about the state of some local roads and Tricia would continue to fight for extra budget to maintain and improve the roads and pavements. Working with the Local Area Technician she would go out on site regularly and be vigilant in ensuring quality repairs to our roads.

Gareth Williams

Buckinghamshire Council Candidate
Chess Valley Ward

Amersham and Chesham Bois

Heather Wallace

Buckinghamshire Council Candidate
Great Missenden and Prestwood Ward

Heather moved to Prestwood in January 2014 from just up the road in Aylesbury. Heather is already involved in Prestwood Nature, Prestwood Gardening Society and a new book club.

Liz Walsh

Buckinghamshire Council Candidate
Amersham and Chesham Bois Ward

Liz moved to Amersham with her husband and three small children over thirty years ago. The children all went to local schools and everyone enjoyed Amersham’s splendid amenities. Liz is a solicitor by profession and went into legal publishing so that she could - and still does - work from home.

Jonathan Waters

Buckinghamshire Council Candidate
Penn Wood, Old Amersham and Holmer Green Ward

Jonathan is married and has lived in the Chilterns since 1993. Like many residents, Jonathan spent his working life in London commuting into the city.

Isobel Darby

Buckinghamshire Council Candidate
Chalfont St Peter Ward

Isobel Darby has lived in the village all her life and was educated at local state schools, as were her three children. She is an accountant and, having trained in a City firm, practices locally.  Isobel enjoys her work in the community and is pleased to be able to give something back to the area.

Martin Tett

Buckinghamshire Council
Little Chalfont & Amersham Common Ward

Martin has lived in Little Chalfont with his family for over 30 years. He is determined to keep Bucks beautiful. He introduced the 'zero tolerance' policy towards fly-tipping and has led the anti HS2 campaign by councils along the route. He has championed our excellent education system and lobbied for the additional £10 million for Bucks schools recently won from the government. Even in difficult financial times Martin has prioritised improving our roads and pavements, with over £120 million spent in Bucks in the past six years and a commitment to spend at least another £50 million in the next council. Locally, Hill Avenue, Woodside Road, Raans Road, Westanley Avenue and the A404 Amersham Road are amongst those recently resurfaced

Des Bray

Des has lived in Chalfont St Giles since 1986 and has been a Parish Councillor since October 2009.  For the last 15 years Des has been one of the organizers of the Chalfont St Giles Fireworks Show and is currently the Acting Chair of the Friends of Guides.