Councillor Valerie Kenny
Labour Councillor for Gorell


Val is a retired Headteacher and former Magistrate in East Kent where she specialised in Family Courts. She was an Advisor Head for Kent and has moved to Whitstable in 2004. 

During her professional career Val represented represented Headteachers on Government Working Parties and in representing local views to the Council. She was a headteacher of two schools before being asked to support and develop failing schools in the South London and Kent.

She is a trustee of the Wynn Ellis Almhouses and Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre.

She was elected to Canterbury City Council in 2019 as a representative for Gorrell ward with Chris Cornell and George Caffrey.

Val sits on the Policy Committee, Standards Committee and Joint Transport Board. She is Labour’s Lead Councillor for Budget, Finance and Income Generation. She is Deputy Leader of the Labour Group

Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07557 026 089






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Val Kenny