KCC mourns first fe­male chair­man

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

PADDY Ne­sham, the first fe­male chair­man of Kent County Coun­cil, has died aged 88.

She was a Swale bor­ough coun­cil­lor and served on the Boughton-un­der-Blean Parish Coun­cil for 40 years un­til 2007.

Born in Gosport, Hamp­shire, she moved to Boughton in 1957 and be­came in­volved in the Women’s In­sti­tute and the parish, bor­ough and county coun­cils, even­tu­ally be­com­ing the first fe­male KCC chair­man in the 1980s.

Mrs Ne­sham died at a nurs­ing home in Ten­ter­den on Mon­day. She had three sons and a daugh­ter.

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