I was born in Pakenham and brought up in Tostock. I went to Elmswell Primary and then the County Grammar in Bury. I trained to be an accountant, but then moved into payroll software and ran my own payroll bureau and training business until 2016. In 1985, I married Chris Storey and in 1994 we moved to Badwell Ash. Chris died in 2001 and, since then, I have lived in Norton and Woolpit.
My main interests are reading, gardening and walking my dogs. I have raised funds for the Addington Fund and Suffolk Accident Rescue Service. My other interest is volunteering at Woolpit Cricket Club, where I am a member.
I was elected to the County Council in 2002. I have always had a strong sense of wanting to serve my local community – from being a Special Constable to becoming a District Councillor. As a County Councillor I can serve my community in so many ways. I am the Ward member for Woolpit on Mid Suffolk District Council, Chairman of Badwell Ash United Charities, and a member of Hunston Parochial Church Council.
I am keen to make sure that the villages I represent are strong communities for young families and older residents alike. As our communities grow, particularly because of large developments, I want to ensure that employment opportunities, affordable housing, infrastructure, and facilities such as health centres keep pace. I aim to be a strong voice for Thedwastre North residents.
I can be contacted at Jane.Storey@suffolk.gov.uk