Helen Galley - Ashdown Forest Branch Chairman

Chairman of the Association's Ashdown Forest Branch - Helen joined the Conservative party as a Young Conservative in Sheffield in 1974 and has campaigned at every general election since.

Helen and her husband, Roy Galley, a former Member of Parliament for Halifax and currently a District and County Councillor, have lived in Wealden for 19 years.  They have two married children and one grandson (soon to be two) who she hopes to get out campaigning soon.  

Helen has chaired the Danehill, Chelwood Gate and Nutley branch for the last three-and-a-half years and, during that time, has helped build the branch from a low ebb to one of the more successful branches in the Association. She feels strongly that we must try to recruit some young members but, at the very least, must try to get young people engaged with politics.    Helen sees the need to fight the UKIP threat but not by negative campaigning but by persuading people that Conservative policies are the right ones.  

Helen is a practising barrister specialising in property, probate and trusts matters.





During the Referendum campaign I was clear that the Wealden Constituency Conservative Association would not take a position and would not campaign for one side or the other.  Of course the officers and members of the Association held their own views and were free to air them and to campaign for w