The Deputy Mayor
Cllr Colin Rayner - Deputy Mayor 2018/19
Cllr Samantha Rayner - Deputy Mayoress
Councillor Colin Rayner was elected to serve the residents of Horton and Wraysbury Ward at a by-election in June 2005. He has since served 4 years in the Cabinet as Lead Member for Highways and as Mayor in 2012/13 and Deputy Mayor in 2011/12. Colin has also served as a Councillor on Horton Parish Council since 2003.
After leaving Shuttleworth Agricultural College in 1979 Colin joined the family farm, which has been farming in the Windsor area since the 16th Century and in Maidenhead since 1958. The family farm 2000 acres in and around the Royal Borough. Colin has worked hard in the family business and been involved in many national and local farming organisations, he is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farmers. He enjoys walking with his family and West Highland Terrier in the beautiful Berkshire countryside.
He is a keen skier and enjoys outdoor sports. His first youth hosteling holiday without his parents was age 14 when he cycled to Wales with his cousin.
Colin supports two local charities that are dear to his heart Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and Sebastian’s Action Trust. Colin was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary International in 2013.
As Deputy Mayor Colin is looking forward to supporting residents, local organisations and businesses that add so much to the social fabric of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Colin has been married to Samantha for 28 years and they have triplet daughters currently studying at different universities – Alice at UCL London reading Human Sciences; Officer Cadet Victoria is reading Anthropology at Bournemouth University and has joined the Southampton University Officer Training Corps and Isabelle is reading Geography at Glasgow University and is a member of the GB Duathlon Team.
Deputy Mayoress Samantha is a qualified Accountant who now works with Colin on the family farm – she was responsible for introducing Highland Cattle to their farm. Samantha is also a Borough Councillor elected in 2015 and is currently the Lead Member for Culture and Communities. She is involved with local charity fundraising initiatives.