Jon Butts

Borough Councillor for Sarisbury

Elected in 2016 as one of two local Councillors in the Sarisbury Ward of Fareham Borough Council. The ward includes Burridge, Sarisbury, Swanwick and the part of Whiteley that is within the Fareham Borough. 

Jon came to the area to study Computer Science at Portsmouth in 1986 and has lived and worked locally since then. 

Moving to Whiteley in 1995 Jon and his wife Deb raised their family there, with children attending Sarisbury Schools and Colleges further afield. 

Interests and hobbies include walking, cycling, flying and travelling. Jon was invited to consider becoming a local councillor having actively and successfully engaged in community groups / local issues for a number of years - most notably leading Lee Flying Association’s initiatives which reversed decisions to close the then Lee-on-Solent Airfield (Daedalus) to General Aviation use in 2007 and 2008.

Jon continues to enjoy his career in the software industry, spanning software engineering, architecture, organisational management and project, while gaining experience as a local representative for all residents of Sarisbury Ward regarding local or private concerns within the scope of the Borough Council’s many services and functions.

Formal appointments include:

  • Chairman, Audit and Governance Committee
  • Member of StreetScene and Development Policy Panels
  • FBC representative on a number of community organisations/fora including the North Whiteley Development Forum run by Winchester City Council

See Also

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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

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Kay Mandry

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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

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Michael Ford, JP

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