KCC mourns first female chairman
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.