Fred Birkett

Borough Councillor for Fareham North West
County Councillor for Fareham Town

I am originally from Cornwall, where I lived prior to joining the Royal Navy in 1992, in which I served for the subsequent eighteen years. By the time I left the Royal Navy my family and I had lived in Fareham for over 10 years and we felt very much at home here, so we decided this was where we wanted to live post-military service. I am now a Project Manager for an internationally recognised Defence company, working out of Portsdown Technology Park, managing engineering biased projects both large and small. My wife, Lisa, is a Senior Midwife at RSH Hospital, Winchester.

Lisa and I have two adult ‘children’, Alexander (26) and Maria (20). Both Alexander and Maria attended school in the Fareham area before moving on to their respective higher education organisations.

I have been elected to represent the interests and concerns of the residents of Fareham North West at Fareham Borough Council, which I feel very honoured to do so. I am an advocate for people’s rights and supporting local projects where people wish to contribute to their community’s wellbeing.

I also believe in the effective enforcement of law and order and the right for all to live in a safe and pleasant environment.

I currently serve on a number of Council Committees, including Licensing, Audit & Governance, Public Protection and Housing & Health. Additionally, I am a sitting member of the Fareham North West Community Association Management team and the Highlands HUB Management Committee.

My hobbies include keeping fit, watching sports (especially rugby), being with friends & family and generally enjoying life.

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Borough Councillor for Titchfield

Born on the borders of London/Kent.

Grew up and educated in South London – was an old Grammar School girl.

Known husband, Geoff, since 6th form.

Married 53 years. 2 children. 6 grand-children.

Leslie Keeble

Borough Councillor for Fareham West

Having lived in Fareham for 55 years I wish to see that it continues to develop and yet still remain a pleasant place to live in and bring up one's family. I was the Deputy Mayor of Fareham from 2004/2005 and Mayor from 2005/2006. 

Kay Mandry

Borough Councillor for Hill Head

I was born in Stubbington (formerly Kay Hindhaugh) and have lived in the village for
all of my life. I am now a self-employed accountant/book keeper and live with
my husband and son in Crofton Lane.

Seán Woodward

Borough Councillor for Sarisbury
Leader of Fareham Borough Council
County Councillor for Fareham Sarisbury
Executive Member for Recreation & Heritage
Director of Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

I am married to Rosemary and we have a 19-year old son, James. We live in the Sarisbury Ward, having lived in the Western Wards of Fareham for 48 years.

Sarah Pankhurst

Borough Councillor for Titchfield Common

I moved to Fareham from Kent in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the area - a safe, beautiful, friendly and welcoming place to live and I feel very privileged to have been elected to serve the Ward of Titchfield Common back in 2012.

Michael Ford, JP

Borough Councillor for Warsash

Despite being born in Kingston upon Hull, I have lived in Warsash for well over 30 years and was first elected as Ward Councillor in 2012. I am a retired Magistrate and within Warsash was a school Governor for 17 years at Hook with Warsash Academy and a Church Warden at St Mary's.