Valerie was first elected as a County Councillor in 2001 as the Member for Malling West Division, which includes the parishes of Borough Green, Hildenborough, Ightham, Platt, Plaxtol and Shipbourne. She was re-elected three times until she stood down from the role in 2017. She is married to Bob, who runs a business in Tunbridge Wells, and she has two children, Guy and Alice, who both work in the family company. They were both educated in Kent schools.
Valerie is a graduate of the University of Exeter and she did her Master’s Degree at the University of Sussex. She also did a Diploma in Management Studies at Mid Kent College. She was a secondary head teacher for twenty – two years, firstly at Christchurch School in Chatham, then at the Malling School. More recently, Valerie has studied part – time for a degree in the History of Art at the University of Kent.
Valerie strongly believes in the importance of communicating effectively with local residents and she wrote a monthly report to all the parishes she represented, giving information about Kent County Council issues and inviting useful dialogue with the community.
If you wish to contact Valerie Dagger, please phone her on 01732 810222 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .