Susan has been fortunate to have lived in this part of Hampshire for many years. She is married to Brian Bayford who represented the Park Gate Ward on Fareham Borough Council for 16 years until last week. Brian has now retired.
Susan served in the Wrens before marrying into the Royal Navy and having five children. From January 2002 until the end of May 2009, Susan managed the constituency office of Mark Hoban, former Member of Parliament for Fareham. Her duties included dealing with a wide range of problems raised by Mark's constituents.
Susan very much enjoys representing the Locks Heath Ward on Fareham Borough Council and it gives her great satisfaction to help residents with the concerns that they raise.
She has recently served as Chairman of the Scrutiny Board and has also served as Chairman of Streetscene and on a number of other committees, including Public Protection, Licensing and Leisure and Community. Susan represents the Council on the management committee at the Genesis Centre in Locks Heath and she is also the Council's representative to the Lockswood Community & Sports Association.
Susan says that it was a great honour for her to serve the Borough as the Mayor in 2013/2014 and she also really enjoyed supporting her husband when he was the Mayor in 2010/2011.
She is proud to have been involved with the Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education for many years, firstly as a fundraiser and subsequently serving as a trustee then Chairman of Trustees. She is now an Ambassador and does all that she can to promote this excellent local charity.
Her spare time is taken up with her five adult children, grandchildren, Brian's family and Smarty, an eighteen month old very busy long haired miniature dachshund. She also enjoys walking, cruising, the theatre, being with friends and life in general.