Jeanette Skeats

Conservative Group Leader RBC and Thames Ward Councillor

Cllr Jeanette Skeats was re-elected in May 2019 to represent Thames Ward. She has represented Thames Ward since she was first elected in 1996. She has lived in Caversham for over thirty years with her husband. During her time on the Council she has been a member of scrutiny panels and committees covering most areas of the Council.

She has been the Leader of the Conservative Group since January 2014 and previously served as Deputy Leader under Fred Pugh, Andrew Cumpsty and, most recently, Tim Harris. She also served as Mayor of Reading in 2003/04. 

In her first speech to the Group as Leader Cllr Jeanette Skeats paid tribute to Cllr Tim Harris for his two years as Leader and noted that she had served each of the last three Conservative Group Leaders as Deputy at one time or another. 

Jeanette is the Conservative Group's spokesperson for:

Licensing

She sits on the following:

Policy, Licensing, Personnel, Civic Board, Investigating & Disciplinary Committee, Standards Committee

See Also

David Stevens

Thames Ward Councillor

David was first elected in 2004 and was subsequently re-elected in 2006, 2010, 2014 and again in 2018. :

Paul Carnell

Thames Ward Councillor

Paul was elected to represent Thames Ward in May 2019.

He sits on the following:

Strategic Planning, Environment, Planning & Transport, Planning, Licensing and Housing Neighbourhood and Leisure

Clare Grashoff

Peppard Ward Councillor

Clare was first elected to represent Peppard Ward in 2015 and was recently re-elected in May 2019

Jane Stanford-Beale

Deputy Group Leader and Peppard Ward Councillor

Jane was re-elected in May 2016 to represent Peppard Ward having first stood for election in 2012.

Simon Robinson

Peppard Ward Councillor

Simon Robinsonwas first elected in 2014 and relected in May 2018 with an increased majority. He has lived in Reading for over 20 years and in Caversham Park Village with his wife and family for the last 8 years.He works as a home based IT Consultant in corporate education and training whilst his wife also works locally for the BBC at the Caversham Monitoring Centre.

Isobel Ballsdon

Mapledurham Councillor

Isobel was re-elected to represent Mapledurham Ward in May 2016, before which she had represented Thames Ward from 2006 to 2012. 

Laura Blumenthal

Southlake Ward Councillor WBC

Laura was first elected to represent Southlake ward in May 2015 and was re-elected in 2019.

Jenny Cheng

South Lake Ward Borough Councillor for WBC

Jenny Cheng was elected to represent Southlake in the 2018 local elections for Wokingham Borough Council. Currently Mayor of Woodley Town she is a hardworking woman who has been on the Town Council for 7 years and has helped many residents.

Abdul Loyes

Loddon Ward Borough Councillor for WBC

Abdul Loyes was first elected in May 2006 as a Councillor in Loddon Ward on Wokingham Borough Council and was elected again in 2011, 2015 and 2019. He has lived in the Borough since 1976 and is married to Nina. They have three children. Abdul runs his own catering business and believes his experience of running a small business is very useful and his knowledge of the local area enables him to recognize the changes needed to improve life in Woodley.

Bill Soane

Loddon Ward Borough Councillor

Bill has lived in Woodley for 30 years and raised his family here. He runs his own business and brings this experience of working with people to get things done to the Council if elected. As Woodley’s Carnival Committee Chairman he raised funds for local & national charities whilst providing a great day out for Woodley residents.