John S Ashcroft

Deputy Chairperson (Political)

Hi All - please click to read more..

I am a proud Prestonian born in 1965 on Brixie Street. In 1976, I attended Ashton High School and then WR Tuson College (now Preston college). During and after my school days, I represented Preston Amateur Swimming club as Captain from 1980 through 2000 during which time I was involved with swimming and water-polo up to GB level. After qualifying with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Statistics, I commenced work with a number of Actuarial Consultancies before settling in South Africa where I was new business development director of a JSE listed top 20 company. After a short retirement, I founded a Non-Profit (NGO) that helps students find part time work experience and to enhance their future opportunities. I am passionate about all our youth and their future opportunities and have written several articles on the Gig Ecomomy, the 4th Industrial Revolution and the IT of Things. Which leads me here, my first step into politics. There is so much we can do, but so much to get done, and in the words of the late GREAT Nelson Mandel:

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead".

So, my first mission concerns the Disabled. I have formed a group (sub-committee) of like minded individuals (anyone can join - just email us at ) the group will look at the injustices disabled people face in terms of finding, getting and retaining DECENT WORK. I believe progress has been made under the leadership of the conservative party, but that more must be done. With a focus better quality placements. Come join us and together we can change things! The Gig Economy should help make this possible, but we need employers to step up too.

See Also

Andy Pratt


Andy Pratt is the Conservative Chairman of Preston Conservative Association

He retired from the Lancashire Constabulary in 2010 at the rank of Superintendent.

Precis of police career:

Pamela Homer

Deputy Chairperson (Membership)

Having worked in PR and Marketing in leisure and the public sector for most of my life, I currently help a local charity with its PR needs and I am a volunteer in the Rosemere Coffee Shop at Royal Preston Hospital where I am also the Treasurer.  I joined Preston Conservative Association because I

Colin Homer

Deputy Chairperson (Membership)

I worked in the leisure industry for most of my life as an operator and as Managing Director of a time share complex in the Lake District and a pub company.  As a volunteer I helped arrange and attend holidays where we took large groups of people with a range of disabilities to holiday complexes