Cllr. Brad Smith

Brad has lived in Bexleyheath Ward with his family for 30 years and is a former policeman and youth worker. He was first elected as a Councillor in Bexley in 2010. After serving as Chairman of Bexley’s Licensing Committee, and on Overview and Scrutiny Committees relating to Children and Adults, he became Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services in May 2016, and is a Member of Bexley’s Health and Wellbeing Board. He worked to secure agreement in February 2017 to formally progress integration of management and resources of Bexley’s Adult Social Care, and Oxleas NHS Trust’s Community and Mental Health, through the creation of Bexley Care. This is intended to reduce duplication, and streamline processes through an efficient joined up and responsive service that will promote wellbeing and independence. Bexley Care has three aims: 1. Improve the experience of service users and families 2. Deliver better health and social care outcomes 3. Reduce overall health and social care costs.

He is involved in current work proposed to further transform Adult Social Care delivery in Bexley through a new operating model.

Brad is committed to working with residents to resolve any issues they may have, and is grateful to have been re-elected by residents in 2018.

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Cllr. Linda Bailey

Linda has lived in Bexley since 1972 with her husband and two daughters and four grandchildren. All were educated in Bexley schools and all still live in Bexley.

Cllr. Nigel Betts

Councillor Nigel Betts is widowed, with a grown up family and formerly worked in the field of computer security.

He was first elected in May 1974 and has served on most Council Committees. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Places Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

Cllr. Brian Bishop

Brian has lived in Bexley for over 40 years having moved from East London looking for a good place to live and bring up a family. He now has grandchildren attending school and nursery and his own children are happy living in Bexley.

Cllr. Christine Bishop

Bexley has been her home town now for the past 43 years and she has two daughters living locally. It is important to Christine to continue to ensure Bexley remains a safe place to live with good schools and opportunities, particularly as her grandchildren attend local schools and nursery.

Cllr. Sybil Camsey

Sybil has lived and worked in Bexley since 1966 and retired from teaching in 2009 after a 42 year career.

Cllr. Christine Catterall

Christine has lived in the London Borough of Bexley since 1988. She currently lives in Bexleyheath. She has three adult children who went to local primary and secondary schools and works as Head of Department in a local Academy school teaching Foreign Languages.

Cllr. Val Clark

Val has lived a great deal of her life in Bexley and that experience, combined with engaging regularly with residents on their doorsteps and through monthly surgeries means she understands what matters to her residents allowing her to represent their views.

Cllr. John Davey

John has lived in the new West Heath Ward all his life and will continue to work hard to keep it a place that all of it's residents love to live in; looking after our parks and open spaces, improving our roads and pavements and keeping it clean and safe.

Cllr. Louie French

Louie has lived locally all his life and is passionate about protecting and improving our local area and community.

Cllr. John Fuller

Having lived and worked in the borough for many years John has an understanding of what’s important to those living & working locally and has tried to represent that over the 12 years he has been a Councillor.

Cllr. Sue Gower

Sue lives in Bexleyheath and has been a Bexley resident for 34 years. She is married (her husband manages a local charity) has 3 children and a grandson.

Cllr. Steven Hall

Steven has lived in the heart of East Wickham with his wife and son since 2004 and was an East Wickham Councillor between 2009-14. He can often be seen in the Ward walking his Beagle dog, Boris, or on the daily school run.

Cllr. Howard Jackson

Howard was born in Devon and has lived and worked all over the UK in the last 10 years. But after getting married to his wife he decided to move here to Bexley.

Cllr. Geraldene Lucia-Hennis

Geraldene is proud to have lived in Crayford her whole life – in fact she is the sixth generation of her family to be able to call themselves ‘Crayfordians’ – and she is married with four grown up children & 9 grandchildren.

Cllr. Caroline Newton

Caroline has been a local Councillor since May 2010. Over the past eight years, she has been proud to represent the area in which she has lived for many years. She went to Hillsgrove Primary and Townley Grammar schools and still lives in Welling to this day.

Cllr. Teresa O'Neill

Teresa has been a Bexley Councillor since May 1998 and has been the Leader of the council since May 2008. She was also formerly the Deputy Leader and a Cabinet Member for Children’s Services & Education.

Cllr. Eileen Pallen

Eileen has been a Bexley resident for over 25 years living in Barnehurst.

She first became a Councillor in 2010 for Crayford Ward and then in Barnehurst Ward where she lives when one of the seats became vacant in 2014.

Cllr. Philip Read

Philip has lived in Bexley almost all of his life and his married and has 2 daughters both of whom attended local schools.

Cllr. Peter Reader

Peter is married to Irene and has 5 children, 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. He's lived in Bexleyheath for all but five years of his life and for the last 15 years in the West Heath Ward.

Cllr. Melvin Seymour

Melvin is self-employed within the Building Trade having moved to the Borough nearly 40 years ago. His wife was born in Crayford and works for the NHS. His children attended St. Paulinus Infants School.