Pamela has lived in Fareham North for 50 years. She was born in what was then Arlington Nursing Home in West Street and spent much of her childhood in Fareham.
She met her husband, John, at the local Conservatives and they were married in 1966. After a spell living in Bath the couple returned to Fareham. They had a daughter, Louise, who would later follow in her parents' footsteps and become a local councillor herself.
Pamela was first elected as a Fareham Borough Councillor in 1990. John was elected to represent Fareham North in 1999 and was Pamela's ward colleague for more than 20 years. They worked as a team assisting one another in difficult situations and sharing their experience and knowledge. They were the first husband and wife to both serve as Mayor of Fareham (Pamela in 2002/03 and John in 2006/07).
John sadly passed away in 2017 and these days it's a mother and daughter partnership, as Louise was elected for North Fareham in 2016.
For several years Pamela has been Chairman of Fareham Borough Council's Licensing and Regulatory Committee, and the Licensed Trader's Panel. She is also a member of the Health and Public Protection Panel and the Scrutiny Board. Pamela represents the Council on the William Price Trust, Dickson House Management Committee and the Fairtrade Working Group.
Amongst her other interests in the local community Pamela is an active member of the Rotary Club of Fareham. She is also a passionate supporter of the Fareham branch for Cancer Research UK.
Pamela is someone who genuinely cares and works for local people and she is well known in the town, having worked for a GP Practice in the Health Centre for 22 years. She is the fifth generation of her family to live in central Fareham and has a vast amount of local knowledge both of the district and of the people.