Executive Committee

The Aylesbury Constituency Labour Party Executive Officers,

(as of the AGM on 14th September 2017)

 Chair: Philip Jacques


I have lived in Aylesbury for the the past 17 years, I'm married, my wife teaching at the Grange where our two sons go to school. I am passionate rugby fan having coached at Aylesbury RFC.

I joined the labour party when I was 14 and have been involved in politics ever since through youth politics, union work and involvement in my local branch.  I have worked in private industry, before joining the NHS 10 years ago.  I am immensely proud of everything labour has achieved since it's creation, and feel honoured to carry on this work.  

Our task is immense, but no change will come unless we act.  None of the improvements to the lives of ordinary people were won without the small actions of the many working together towards a fairer society.  I believe every member has something to contribute,and the Labour Party is the natural home for those who believe in the values of community, fairness and progress. 

CLP Chair Role Description 

Vice-Chair: Mike Butcher


I moved to the Aylesbury area with my wife more than 25 years and, today, we have two children who attend Aston Clinton School. My wife works as a Teaching Assistant at the school, while I am a freelance writer, working locally for a range of businesses across the UK and internationally. 
My politics were shaped throughout the 1980s, in the face of a cruel and unfair Conservative government that wrought such damage on local communities during the miners’ strike and through the dismantling of our country’s industrial base, while promoting the mantra of “greed is good”. 
I believe the Labour Party’s Election Manifesto in 2017 was a beacon to voters, reminding people that not all parties or politicians are the same. We now need to build on that progressive agenda for the many, not the few – and this means fighting for proper jobs, fighting for the NHS and our schools, fighting for older and vulnerable people, fighting for LGBT and disability rights, fighting for our communities and fighting for the future of our children.

CLP Vice-Chair Role Description 

Vice-Chair(Membership): Ansar Gulzar


I have lived in Aylesbury for the past 15 years, I am married and my children attend local schools.

I currently work for a health care provider in Bucks as well as working for Ministery of Justice after Graduating BA (Honours). I also volunteer for a charity, 'Connection Support'.

I have been part of Aylesbury Labour Party for few years and I am proud of everything labour has achieved since its creation. 

CLP Vice-Chair Membership Role Description 

Secretary: Tanya Warshaw




CLP Secretary Role Description 

Treasurer: Lesley Butcher




CLP Treasurer Role Description 

Women's Officer: Jacky McKenna



CLP Women's Officer Role Description


Disability Officer: Jacky McKenna



CLP Disability Officer Role Description

Youth Officer: Josh Jackson



CLP Youth Officer Role Description

LGBT+ Officer: Julien Fitzgerald


Originally from Blackpool, but now living in Aylesbury with his RAF Veteran husband, Julien began his unionist and political career as one of the first Lesbian and Gay Officers for COHSE in 1991, which included key involvement in the formation of UNISON in 1993.

He possesses over 32 years’ experience of supporting people, in regards to Equality and Diversity issues.

He attended Regional Committee and a number of national conferences to advise how best LGBT+ issues could be supported, liaising with other Equality Officers, in order to keep himself up-to-speed on what was happening within Women’s, BAME and Disabled Caucuses, specifically on race relations, disability and women’s rights issues.

Having consulted on reviews of new equality legislation, provided briefing material for branch officers. In recent times, he has been formally asked to review the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulation and Employment Equality (Religion & Belief) Regulations 2003 and formed part of the National Consultation Forum on the implementation of the Equality Act 2010.

In 2010, he took over as the Voluntary Executive Chairperson of the International Gender and Sexuality Alliance and in 2017 became the driving force behind the Aylesbury Vale LGBT Social Group and other associated events.

CLP LGBT Officer Role Description


BAME Officer: Josh Jackon



CLP BAME Officer Role Description

Trades Union Liaison Officer: John Cowell




Press Liaison Officer: Mark Bateman & Liz Hind




Political Education Officer: Luana Drury



I have lived in Aylesbury for 37 years and have four children attending schools and colleges in the 
area. I have been teaching for five years and am currently employed as an English lecturer with the 
Buckinghamshire College Group
I have watched the Aylesbury area change dramatically over the 
years, from a resident-based community to one where many locals can barely afford to live. 
Having grown up during the 70s and 80s, I have seen a drastic change in our country: privatisation, 
cuts in public services and a policy of greed have combined to force many of us to live with insecurity 
and fear. In the past this has meant that many people, including myself, were left disinterested and 
disillusioned with, and felt disenfranchised by, politics in general. For me, this started to change 
when Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party and I felt, for the first time ever, that there 
was a real potential for change.  
I have now been a member of the Labour Party for two years and strongly believe that with the 
energy and enthusiasm of our Party, combined with our amazing manifesto and hard work, we can 
make genuine and positive changes to people’s lives and give hope for the future. 


Campaign Coordinator: Ron Ellis & David Hughes




Social and Fundraising Coordinator: Linda Harris


I grew up in Welwyn Garden City, Herts and moved to Aylesbury in 1989 with my husband. We have two children both of whom have attended Aylesbury Schools and my daughter now works in an Aylesbury school. 

I worked at Hazell, Watson and Viney printers when I first moved here and then spent seven wonderful years working for Schwarzkopf in Penn Road.  I am now a higher level Teaching Assistant and am fortunate enough to work with students aged 16-19 who are kind, clever, thoughtful, resourceful, honest and cheerful and who happen to have special needs. 

I have voted for The Labour Party all my life and am also a Unison member.  As a teenager during the 1980's I witnessed family members suffering redundancy as Britain's manufacturing industry was destroyed by the Tories. I supported CND in the scary era when the world held its breath during the Thatcher/Reagan years.  

I have continued to support The Labour Party believing that it is the only party to champion working class people. It makes me angry that the wealthiest in our country are taxed the least while our hospitals and schools are inadequately funded and families are struggling in poverty and have to visit food banks to survive. 

I hope to encourage Aylesbury Labour members to become more involved and together we can make a difference for the better to the political landscape in Aylesbury.  



Election Agent:



Report Recipient:



Digitial & Website (Content): David Medcalf




Computer Officer: David Ramsay





Additional Executive Committee Members: David Streatfield


My wife and I have lived in Aylesbury for 45 years. Leaving school in 1963 I worked as a research engineer for the Post Office and joined the Post Office Engineering Union.

In 1967 I took a career change and joined London Transport as the youngest bus driver on LT also joining the Transport and General Workers Union. After a two year break in Australia as a telecoms engineer I returned to the UK and continued bus and coach driving, and became actively involved in the TGWU (now UNITE).

I have been a T&G Garage Representative, Branch Chair and T&G Health and Safety Representative. During this time I obtained my BA in Labour and Trade Union Studies.

The Labour Party is the only vehicle we have of reminding the youth of today that unity is strength. I firmly believe that Trade Unionism and the Labour movement should go hand in hand in achieving fairness, equality and justice for all.




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