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ABOUT US

We are a lively and active Party, campaigning for Labour on behalf of the people of the Farnham and Bordon constituency, which includes Haslemere, Liphook, Whitehill and many places in between.

We believe in democracy, integrity and fairness and are determined to ensure these Labour values run through our public institutions and services, just as they do in our community.

That’s why we work hard to ensure Labour representation at all levels of government.

Our Party was formed to give working people a voice and improve lives. Over the last 100 years, Labour has built a proud history of achievements in power, and now Keir Starmer has set out five missions for the next Labour government.

We are a membership organisation and there are many ways you can get involved.

Contact us by email, WhatsApp or using the form below for an informal chat about what we can do together.

CLP Executive

John Gaskell

Chair
John has lived in Weybourne, Farnham for over twenty years. In his career in IT in Holland, Belgium, and the UK, John has seen how successful infrastructure projects can work if local people are properly involved. He believes we should look at best practice outside the locality before implementing anything new, large or small.

Shirley Lewis

vice chair
Shirley lives in Haslemere. She is a teacher and qualified self employed RHS horticulturalist. Both her sons went to local state schools and she has taught locally. She enjoys walking with her dog in the fantastic countryside.

Michelle Birchwood

vice chair - membership
Michelle moved to Farnham to raise her children in a beautiful, safe place with fantastic schools. But too often local problems such as sewage dumping and facilities for children and young people have not received the support they deserve. Michelle has a deep knowledge of parliamentary affairs which she brings to bear on local issues.

Dave Shurlock

Secretary
Dave has been a political activist for many years and has served as a town councillor. He has been a Labour agent and branch secretary. He is currently constituency secretary for Farnham and Bordon Labour.

Nick Williams

Membership Recruitment & Retention
Nick moved to the area at the beginning of lockdown and liked it so much he chose to stay! He has worked in a number of roles in urban regeneration and social housing, and spent 12 years working on London's Olympic bid and the delivery of the highly successful 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Katie Critchlow

policy officer
Katie lives in South Farnham. She has worked towards greener, fairer business practices for over 20 years for organisations including Marks & Spencer and WWF Indonesia where she helped the three governments of Borneo develop a green economy vision. Her last full time role was CEO of NatureMetrics a company she built from 15 to 150 people in Guildford, raising over £20m from impact driven venture capital firms and acquiring a North American subsidiary.

Alex Just

Communications & Social Media
Alex is a barrister and social campaigner with 17 years’ experience as a Labour activist and a decade working with trade unions to fight for the rights of working people. He is a trustee of the John Smith Trust and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He moved to Farnham with his young family in 2021.

Mercy Bolus

BAME Officer
Mercy is from Ghana, and after living in Liphook for some time she moved to Whitehill Hogmoor, where she has lived for over a decade years. She is a registered nurse and has been a health visitor with the NHS for many years. While at university she initiated a voluntary organisation in the UK and Ghana to raise the awareness of issues affecting poverty-stricken districts in Ghana. She has been a local authority school governor in Alton and has helped to link up schools in Hampshire, Ghana and the British Virgin Islands.

Alex Hughes

Community Involvement
Alex has lived in Weybourne (Farnham) for over 30 years. She works for a local charity and is passionate about addressing some of the really severe inequalities and poverty, which we have seen growing through this cost of living crisis.

Chris Locke

POlitical education and training
Chris moved to Farnham with his young family in 2010, and has loved the excellent local schools and acres of forest for dog walks and running. He runs his small business - Caribou Digital - from Farnham, which researches and develops policy on digital technology & economies in emerging markets for organisations such as the UN, World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Chris helps organise social events and speakers for our local meetings.

Geraldine Sheedy

Women’s Officer
Geraldine moved to Liphook from Elstead in September 2021. She has an adult daughter, two dogs and enjoys singing in a local choir/drama group. She qualified as a nurse in 1984 and has worked in the NHS and the voluntary sector. Geraldine is currently part of the senior leadership team at a local children’s hospice charity. She sees on a daily basis how the cost-of-living crisis has adversely affected families who have a child who is sick or disabled.

Ed Rosier

youth Officer
Despite being born in Aldershot, Ed spent his first 18 years living and attending school in Farnham, giving him an insight into the issues facing local young people. Ed went on to study Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the University of Manchester, where he became involved in Manchester Labour Students. Ed is excited to be able to use this opportunity as your Youth Officer to be able to meet and engage with other young people interested in providing a real political alternative to the same old Tories Farnham and Bordon has always had.

Dr Peter Conoboy

Treasurer
Dr Peter Conoboy is a former a Bank of England official, now a local volunteer and grandad, has lived in Haslemere for over 30 years. His three children all attended local state schools in Liphook and Haslemere.

Andrew Jones

TRADE UNION liason officer
Andrew is a long-time local Labour member and activist. He served for 16 years as a Parish Councillor in Elstead and has a lot of experience of problem solving for local communities and helping local residents with a range of issues that affect them.

John Tough

Liphook - branch chair
John is from Yorkshire but came to Liphook in 1977. Before retiring, he worked throughout the World as a Transport Consultant. John served on Bramshott & Liphook Parish Council for 12 years and started the monthly Cinema in the Millennium Centre running it successfully and profitably for 10 years. He also formed the Liphook Youth Club, serving as Chairman and volunteer for 12 years. For many years John was Superintendent of the Liphook St John Ambulance Division.

Dave Hedley

IT OFFICER
From the mid 1980’s, Dave has been an engineering consultant, initially specialising in Reliability and Safety analyses and more recently supporting the costing of large government programmes, principally focussed on the development of Value for Money cases and the forecasting of project costs and risks. He has lived in Lindford since 2007 with his partner and step son. Dave joined the Labour Party shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic and has supported the Liphook Branch as an auditor of the branch accounts. Dave is a keen photographer, IT nerd and licenced radio amateur.
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