Nascot Ward Team


 Your Nascot Lib Dem team: Cllr Mark Hofman,

Jane Johnson and Cllr Mark Watkin

The Liberal Democrats work hard for residents in Nascot Ward and are always keen to get stuck into local activities and community events. Working with Mayor Dorothy Thornhill, Jane Johnson and Councillors Mark Hofman and Mark Watkin have been able to represent the residents of the Nascot area and have acted upon concerns bought to their attention. You can contact follow what updates from your ward team here.

Candidate Bios:


Mark Watkin

Mark has lived locally for a number of years - in Watford for over 40 years, with 30+ of them as a resident of Nascot with his wife and has three adult children who all live locally. For over 40 years have been a worshipper at St. Michael and All Angels in Mildred Avenue and in the past was one of its Church Wardens.

Mark is a lifelong member of the LibDems and before that the Liberals. My parents were Liberals before me.  First elected as Borough Councillor representing Nascot Ward in 2007, the first Liberal to ever represent this ward. Mark has gone on to be elected as County Councillor for Nascot Park Division in 2009, again the first LibDem to hold this seat. At County Mark is the opposition spokesperson for Education and Children’s Services.

He is now retired but worked in the past in selling software solutions (particularly e-Learning tools) to business and public sector organisations. Particular focus/passions in politics and the community he has a passion for supporting my local community in particular those young people facing the greatest challenges. Mark has been a Chair of Governor for two a local secondary school and a local primary school and am presently on the Governing Body at Chessbrook Education Support Centre. Mark's main concern within education is to improve the lot of children with Special Educational Needs. 


Mark Hofman

Mark was elected as Councillor for Nascot ward in 2012. Mark is passionate about ensuring the views of young people are heard at Town Hall.

Mark has worked as a 'Senior Business Development Advisor' since 2011.

He has been a passionate supporter of Watford Football Club since 1995



Jane Johnson

Jane moved to Ridge Lane Watford in 1988. She worked for many years in various roles for large multinational companies. Her roles included Financial Adviser and Business Development Manager. She now works as a senior mortgage adviser for a small independent financial services company in Rickmansworth and finds helping people in the ever changing market of securing a mortgage both challenging and rewarding.   

Jane says "Since forming the Residents Association almost 10 years ago, as a means to fight an inappropriate back-garden development, I realised how much can be achieved by a small number of people. The various social and park clean up events have been a great way to get to know my neighbours and it’s great to see the fruits of our labours every time I walk through the local park. I have enjoyed my work with the Association but I wanted to find a way of reaching more people and continue to improve our local area."

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