Seasalter: Ashley Clark

Born in Whitstable and educated at Simon Langton Grammar School in Canterbury, Ashley retired from Kent County Constabulary in 2004 as Head of its Frontier Operations Department following some 30 years' service much of which was spent working alongside French counterparts. He holds the Final Diploma of the Institute of Linguists in the French language.

Since retirement he has led the voluntary group that manages the award-winning Duncan Down at Whitstable having successfully increased it in size with three successful village green applications. He currently works as a Schools' History Guide and every year takes hundreds of schoolchildren to the battlefields of France and Belgium.

In addition he is actively involved as a School Governor at St Alphege Infants School, Whitstable and oversees Health and Safety and child protection at the Seasalter Christian Centre. In 2009 he received the Lord Mayor's award for service to the community. Ashley is widely travelled, a keen swimmer and diver, and likes to swim off Whitstable and Seasalter with his three Labradors.

He is a strong eurosceptic seeing himself as a traditional conservative and says "That means putting local people before party and not shying away from rattling cages when this needs to be done."

See Also

Chestfield: Pat Todd

A retired police officer, married with two adult children and five grandchildren, I have lived and worked in our district for 45 years.

Seasalter: Colin Spooner

I have lived and worked here for 10 years with my wife Julie. We have three grown-up daughters and four grandchildren 

Tankerton: Neil Baker

I have represented Tankerton since 2011 having previously taken a keen interest in the role the local authority plays in the area, wider town and district for some time, be it working as a local journalist, playing an active part in local groups or just as someone who is interested through having had ancestors in the town since at least 1725.