Vale of White Horse District Council

The Liberal Democrats currently run Vale of the White Horse District Council. To find the LibDem candidate in your ward, please click on the link below.

Blewbury & Harwell

Debra Dewhurst

Debra has lived in Chilton for 8 years. She has a PhD in particle physics and worked in a scientific capacity within the NHS and particle physics research before starting a family. Currently a stay-at-home mum, Debra is passionate about her local community. She organises many events locally including the annual Chilton Scarecrow Trail and the Living Advent Calendar, and is currently volunteering on the committee to improve the play area in Chilton.

Debra is motivated to stand as a local councillor to represent her community, particularly through the cost of living crisis, making sure people get the help and support they need.


Hayleigh Gascoigne

Hayleigh has been a local councillor since 2019 and is passionate about climate change, which led her to become the chair of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee.
She has lived in the area for 10 years, moving to the area shortly after graduating university with a Masters in Chemistry. She works locally for a chemicals company where she leads innovation projects. Hayleigh enjoys running with friends and likes volunteering at Didcot parkrun, a free, inclusive, community 5K event.

Hayleigh was motivated to stand as a local councillor because she believes diversity is important. Decision making is better when there are a range of voices represented.

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