Hi, I am Steve Masters, 
I have lived in West Berkshire for 13 years having settled in the town after retiring after almost 20 years service in the Royal Air Force.
During my time as an aircraft technician I developed an interest in the environment and the effect human activity is having on our planet.
I am a co-founder of the action group West Berkshire SOS which was created to fight the Conservative cuts to public services. This group was pivotal in challenging those cuts and helped keep the majority of libraries open, including Thatcham. I have also participated in NVDA against fracking and also as a member of the Extinction Rebellion. I fight on behalf of the vulnerable and have been involved in setting up a local emergency night shelter for the growing numbers of rough sleepers.
After joining the West Berkshire Green Party I was Chair for a couple of years and am now the PPC for the Newbury constituency. 
After battling depression I am passionate about mental health issues and now works as a part time as a carer, offering rest bite care for an elderly couple in Newbury. Additionally I sit as Chair of the 8 Bells for Mental Health Charity in Newbury.. Returning to education in order to study a degree in Social History at Ruskin College in Oxford I developed my sense that as a society we should be doing more for many of the weakest and most vulnerable in our society.
I am Father of three boys and have two Grandsons. In my spare time I travel with his children, cycle and continue to research and present talks on local Suffrage campaigner Anna Munro. Over the years I have been a keen allotment gardener as well as restoring and maintaining a neglected orchard and keeping bees.