Councillor Jean Butcher
Labour Councillor for Northgate


Jean has lived in Canterbury her whole life and was a nurse in local hospitals for over 40 years before retiring. She is active in her trade union, UNISON where she is a member of its’ National Executive Committee.

Locally, Jean was first elected in 1999 as City Councillor and served as a Kent County Councillor from 2001 till 2005. She is a trustee of the Northgate Community Centre, Member of Shopmobility and Fairtrade Canterbury. She served as a school governor at Canterbury Academy for over the years up until 2015. She chairs the Canterbury Forum, a apolitical democratic forum run by the Campaign for Local Democracy in Canterbury.

She was elected to Canterbury City Council in 2015 as a representative for Northgate ward with Alan Baldock and is Deputy Leader of the Labour Group.

Jean sits on the Community Committee, Licensing Committee and Decision Review Committee. She is Labour’s Lead Councillor for Housing & Community Support.

Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Tel:01227 456 375






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