Sandwich Ward

Cllr Bernard Butcher 

I am a long-time resident of Sandwich and set up our plumbing and heating business there in 1968. I am married to Margaret and we have two children and four grandchildren. I was first elected to the Council in 1991 and have held a variety of positions, including Council Chairman for four years. I am chairman of the Licensing, Standards and Regulatory Committees, as well as Vice Chairman of Planning, and am a Commissioner of Sandwich Port and Haven. I was Mayor of Sandwich for four years and Speaker of the Cinque Ports in 1997.