Santokh S Chhokar

Buckinghamshire Council
Denham, Fulmer and Gerrards Cross East Candidate

Buckinghamshire Council – Denham, Fulmer and Gerrards Cross East Ward

Santokh S Chhokar BSc (Hons), Solicitor (Hons), FRSA

I am married with three children and we have lived in Gerrards Cross East for the past 18 years. I am the Senior Partner in a medium-sized solicitors’ practice, established in 1994 with offices in Southall, Slough and Central London. I studied at Beaconsfield Primary School and Southall Grammar School followed by University of London and a post graduate thesis in sociology at Warwick University and University of Aston. I attended the College of Law and obtained the CPE Postgraduate Diploma in Law and completed the Law Society Finals with honours.

My links with Denham, Fulmer and Gerrards Cross East :

I have lived here since 2000 and was elected to South Bucks District Council to represent Denham South West & Gerrards Cross East Ward in 2007, when I defeated the Independent Councillor. During this period I regularly interacted with and attended Meetings of both Gerrards Cross Parish Council and Denham Parish Council. From 2011, due to reorganisation, Denham South West was linked with Denham and I became one of three District Councillors representing Gerrards Cross. I have family and friends in Denham, Gerrards Cross and Fulmer.

My Party and BCCA Experience :

I have been a Conservative Party member since 1986, and active with BCCA since 2001. Within GX Branch I served as PRO (press and In Touch), secretary and Chairman. Within BCCA I have served as a Member of Executive Council between 2005-17, as Deputy Chairman of BCCA during 2014-16 and Chairman during 2017-19..

My Campaigning and Political Activity : 

I have helped in Bucks County Council Election campaigns in 2009 and 2013 in Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield and Denham. In addition, In addition, I have helped organise campaigns for Conservative candidates in Parish, District, Parliamentary, AV and Euro elections. I also campaigned in London Mayoralty, London Council, Euro and Parliamentary elections and By Elections.

My Previous Track Record as a Conservative Councillor :

Unusually for a Parish Council, I had to fight a contested election to be elected to Gerrards Cross Parish Council, where I served between 2005-2007. I have been elected as a District Councillor in 2007, 2011 and 2015. I have served as Vice Chairman of SBDC for 2 years, as Chairman for 2 years and as Vice Chairman of the SBDC Planning Committee for a year. I have also served as Secretary and Deputy Chairman of SBDC Conservative Group. As a solicitor I possess good listening and advocacy skills which I find invaluable in understanding and representing local residents’ issues with local authority departments.

What I shall achieve as your Unitary Councillor :

I shall represent the interests of the residents of Buckinghamshire - particularly Denham, Fulmer and Gerrards Cross East - to ensure that local government works for local residents. To do this I shall work with Denham Parish Council, Fulmer Parish Council and GX Town Council. I shall help formulate, implement and monitor Buckinghamshire Council policies to deliver efficient and cost effective services. I shall robustly voice and defend the interests of local authorities in dialogues with central government. I shall vigorously defend the Green Belt and work to ensure that developments such as the Local Plan fully take into account the interests and concerns of local residents.

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Anita Cranmer

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Luisa Sullivan

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I have been active in the community for many years, and have built solid relationships with many of our community groups. 

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There are many developments and projects happening in The Ivers. Alongside these, we need to plan for more community facilities, develop the road network and address the congestion problems.

We need to balance the need for housing, with affordable and cost saving initiatives like shared equity and self-build opportunities, alongside protecting our precious Green Belt and open spaces.

A tall order and this task requires your County Council representative to hold integrity, honesty and rational level thinking, to be an effective communicator, negotiator and team member, able to work with different local authority tiers and in partnership with other organisations to deliver positive outcomes for our community.

If you would like to speak to me or have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Luisa Sullivan Mobile: 07915 000767 Email:

Ralph Bagge

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The divisiveness in the current political climate spurred Jason on to take the ambitious step to stand as Deputy Chair Membership and Fundraising for BCCA in a bid to help heal the divided electorate

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