born 26 May 1955 is the first directly elected mayor of Watford since May 2002, and was re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2014.
Thornhill was assistant head teacher at Queens' School in Bushey.
Thornhill was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.
4 April 2017
Mayor of Watford ridiculed after leaflets show her canvassing at her own home
It has emerged that the photographs were taken canvassing at her own front door on Liberal Democrat election leaflets
Mike Jackson, chairman of the Watford Labour Party, told the Watford Observer: “We thought there was something a bit fishy going on and it turns out it stinks.
20 February 2017
Mayor Dorothy opens New Adventure Playground
After a controversial closure of a much loved staffed and supervised Adventure playground. A replacement just next door gets the created.
After a long drawn out court hearing which was lost by residents. The go ahead for new development as part of £1.4million investment has been finished.
Sunday 4 September 2016
Watford Bandstand Officially Opened by Baroness Mayor Dorothy went into Full Swing
The Watford Band played a few tunes, then the Mayor Dorothy gave a speech before introducing Paul Rabbitts who is the Bandstand Geek who then gave his talk.
Milly Soo followed with her Jazz band whilst JiveSwing dancers partied with the audience enjoying the day.
14th August 2016
Dorothy Thornhill, Mayor of Watford speaks at Jalsa Salana Ahmadiyya Muslim Association festival UK 2016
Watford’s Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill addressed the 38,000 guests praising Watford’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Association festival held in the middle of a field in rural Hampshire to try and tackle extremism.
Wednesday, April 29th
Watford Election Battle Conservatives Labour LibDems UKIP Green Party GE2015
Local people got the chance to grill the Parliamentary candidates plying for your votes at the Watford Observer’s election hustings event, with question they would like the five candidates to answer.
In order :
Liberal Democrat ~ Dorothy Thornhill,
UKIP ~ Nick Lincoln,
Conservative ~ Richard Harrington,
Green Party ~ Aidan Cottrell-Boyce,
Labour ~ Matt Turmaine,
Question 1 - on Immigration
Question 2 - Refugees Crisis in Europe
Question 3 - Local Schools - Acadamys - Places
Question 4 - Student Education and Tuition Fees
Question 5 - Watford General Hospital Development and NHS
Question 6 - Housing
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