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Civic office holders

The Sheriff of Canterbury

Picture of the Sheriff of Canterbury, Jeanette Stockley

The Sheriff of Canterbury Councillor Jeanette Stockley grew up in Boughton Monchelsea, near Maidstone, before moving to Herne Bay in the 1980s. She married Councillor Ian Stockley in 1984, and they have two grown up children, a son and a daughter.

Jeanette was educated at a secondary modern school just outside Maidstone, and went on to Fort Pitt college of Art and Design in Medway, gaining qualifications in ‘shop and store display’. She worked as a retail and display assistant in Mappin and Webb in Canterbury, before leaving to join British Caledonian Airways as an air hostess.

Having left the airline to have her children, Jeanette returned to work as a teaching assistant at Dane Court Grammar School in Broadstairs where she stayed for 11 years.

Jeanette currently works for her husband, who is a clockmaker. She was elected to the city council in 2015 and serves on four council committees. She is also a member of the Herne Bay Pier Trust.

In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys engraving, embroidery, gardening and walking.