About Gary

"I'm your Ridgeway Ward Borough Councillor" 


My family and I live in Wanborough and play an ongoing part in village life.


I'm married to Sarah (Head-teacher at a Swindon Primary School) and we have three children (Jordan is a Critical Care Nurse), Hannah works with children with special needs and 21 year old Will is at university having completed Sixth Form at The Ridgeway School.


I was a Parish Councillor for 14 years in Wanborough & Chairman for 5 years. 


In 2021 I was delighted to be re-elected to Wanborough Parish Council with the highest number of votes cast - thank you to my fellow residents for your continued support and faith.


I work hard in my community, attend and throw myself into village events including the Village Clean up's (Liddington & Badbury as well as my own work in Wanborough), Wanborough Summer Show, May Day Fayre, the Scarecrow Hunt.


Contact me at gary@ridgewayvillages.co.uk

(all day) or call my home on 01793 790814 



"My work as your Borough Councillor" 


I am the Leader of the Conservative Group at Swindon Borough Council.


Prior to May 2023 I was the Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport & Planning from 2018 to 2023.


I was Deputy Leader of Swindon Borough Council from 2021 to 2023.


I continue to represent the Ridgeway Ward and work as hard as I always have to look after my residents and the villages.



Bishopstone & Hinton Parva Country Garden Fete 2019

A lovely event in the gardens of the Old Vicarage and St Mary's Churchyard. 




Wanborough May Daye Fayre 2019


My wife Sarah, son Will and I together with another helper spent 5 very busy, non stop hours on the barbecues this year - such a great job apparently that we've got the gig for next year!


Over £8,000 raised from the May Day Fayre and Scarecrow Trail.






I attend monthly Parish Council meetings in Liddington, Bishopstone and Chiseldon (for Badbury).


I hold Ward Councillor Surgeries in Wanborough Village Hall monthly but also do these on occasions in Bishopstone and Liddington - all Ward residents are welcome to each:


As Ward Councillor I may attend up to four Parish Council meetings a month and do my best to add value and help where requested.


On the whole both the Parish Councils and residents benefit from this but I am more than happy to meet residents at other times more convenient to them.




Cllr Gary Sumner

Ridgeway Ward



Tel: 01793 790814


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