Mary Sheldon is a Conservative Councillor for Hersham Village.
Mary was first elected a Borough Councillor in 2006, living in and representing the former Hersham North Ward. After her four-year term she was re-elected with an increased majority in 2010 and has effectively represented the residents of Hersham since then.Throughout her tenure she has served residents faithfully and with distinction, drawing on her experience gained as a researcher, first for the BBC and then in marketing, to help in understanding local issues, and pursuit of problems to their ultimate solution.
As a member of the Conservative Councillors Group, Mary served on the Council’s Cabinet as Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Cultural Services. She was actively involved in Hersham Village Green, Coronation Recreation Ground and Hersham Recreation Ground, where she secured the Borough’s first Splash Park, three other play areas and numerous open spaces. She is particularly active in town planning as a member of the two planning committees.
Ahead of her 2019 re-election, Mary said: “As a Hersham councillor I have worked hard to promote, protect, and preserve the community we all love. I have always represented residents’ wishes and concerns to the best of my ability. A duty yes, but a satisfying one when you can get a positive result. I am keen to keep up the good work and ask you for your vote on 2nd May. I have been active in every single issue affecting Hersham, embracing planning, development, local business, leisure facilities, Hersham in Bloom, housing, youth work and particularly the Centre for the Community and the re-opening of the Hersham Village Hall, to name but a few. These and others will command my best efforts if re-elected and I also pursue problems to get things done."