Rural Tunbridge Wells

For the villages of Goudhurst, Lamberhurst, Horsmonden, Matfield and Brenchley

Your Councillor Candidates are Gillian, Michael and Quentin


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Gillian Douglas

Gillian Douglass

Gillian is a social care manager and a former marketing professional. She has campaigned for family carers and for the new hospital complex at Pembury, and was a local school governor. In her spare time she enjoys lawn bowling and walking her dog at Scotney Castle. Gillian has lived in the area for 30 years.


Michael Gill

Michael Gill

Michael is a semi-retired teacher who works as a tour guide. He also has interests in conservation and transport, and is appalled at the cuts to rural bus services in recent years. Michael has lived in the area for 5 years. 


Quentin Rappoport

Quentin Rappoport

Quentin is now retired after a varied career in business, charities and teaching locally at Benenden. A keen musician, he chaired the Goudhurst and Kilndown Recorded Music Society, and played organ and sang at Kilndown Church. Quentin has lived in Goudhurst for over 30 years, and is married with five children and four grandchildren, all of whom live locally.