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Bexley councillors - Ward Sequence

2014 - 2015


Appointments and allowances refer to 2014/15 only.
(A) Leader of the Council (B) Deputy Leader (C) Leader of the Opposition (D) Cabinet Member (E) Scrutiny Committee Chairman (F) Scrutiny Committee Vice-Chairman (G) Scrutiny Committee Opposition Spokesman (H) Planning Committee Chairman (I) Planning Committee Vice-Chairman (J) Planning Committee Opposition Spokesman (K) Licensing Committee Chairman (L) General Purposes Committee Chairman (M) Pensions Committee Chairman (N) Audit Committee Chairman (O) Mayor (P) Deputy Mayor (Q) Expenses claimed


Married couples are linked by coloured backgrounds.

Cllr. Ward Party Paid Official appointments. personal details, comments and misdeeds
David Hurt
David Hurt
Barnehurst Tory Logo £9,418  
Howard Marriner
Howard Marriner
Barnehurst Tory Logo £9,418
£14,754 (O)
Mayor
Eileen Pallen
Eileen Pallen
Barnehurst Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services
Daniel Francis
Daniel Francis
Belvedere Labour £9,418  
Gill MacDonald
Gill MacDonald
Belvedere Labour Logo £9,418  
Seán Newman
Seán Newman
Belvedere Labour Logo £9,418  
Brian Beckwith
Brian Beckwith
Blackfen
&
Lamorbey
Tory Logo £9,418  
Peter Craske
Peter Craske
Blackfen
&
Lamorbey
Tory Logo £9,418
£1,000 (L)
Chairman: General Purposes Committee

Indirectly responsible for this site existing having reigned over a network of lies, deceit and incompetence in connection with a road redesign that adversely affects me daily. According to a local newspaper he personally intervened to ensure that a local resident who had offended him was put to an unnecessary extra expense of £550. Imposed a near tripling of residents’ parking charges while refusing all requests to justify the increase with detailed figures.

Famously, his home telephone line was the source of on-line obscenities posted to the web but he denied he was responsible for them. Bexley police, the council’s Chief Executive and the Crown Prosecution Service met to “resolve his situation”.
Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith
Blackfen & Lamorbey UKIP Logo £9,418  
Graham D'Amiral
Graham D’Amiral
Blendon
&
Penhill
Tory Logo £9,418 Vice-Chairman: General Purposes Committee
Vice-Chairman: Members’ Code of Conduct Committee
Steven Hall
Steven Hall
Blendon
&
Penhill
Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Nick O'Hare
Nick O’Hare
Blendon
&
Penhill
Tory Logo £9,418
£3,000 (F)
Vice Chairman: Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Sybil Camsey
Sybil Camsey
Brampton Tory Logo £9,418
£3,000 (F)
Vice-Chairman: People Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Teresa O'Neill
Teresa O’Neill
Leader
Brampton Tory Logo £9,418
£26,391 (A)
Leader of the Council

Adviser to the London Mayor, Boris Johnson on matters concerning the Outer London boroughs. Not a firm believer in the council’s slogan “Listening to you, working for you” (she fails to turn up at scheduled meetings with the public) and keen advocate of high allowances for councillors and salaries exceeding the Prime Minister’s for her favoured fat cats.

After the former leader, the disgraced Ian Clement, abused his expense account and council credit card, various Freedom of Information requests indicated a massive cover-up including an email giving instructions on how to hide things from the auditors. Teresa O’Neill refused all requests by those pursuing the truth to meet them or otherwise respond to their enquiries.

Reported this blog to Bexley police and provided a totally false story to justify it. Bexley police responded and as a result fell foul of an IPCC investigation. No police officer was disciplined and no one was charged with Misconduct in Public Office.

Deliberately ignored the Data Protection Act 1998 by authorising the publication of personal information of residents she didn’t like on the council’s website. Dishonest at every level.
John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson
Brampton Tory Logo £9,418  
Roy Ashmole
Roy Ashmole
Christchurch Tory Logo £9,418  
John Fuller
John Fuller
Christchurch Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Education

 
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Christchurch Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (K)
Chairman: Licensing Committee
Brian Bishop
Brian Bishop
Colyers Tory Logo £9,418  
Maxine Fothergill
Maxine Fothergill
Colyers Tory Logo £9,418
£3,000
Vice-Chairman: Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Colin McGannon
Colin McGannon
Colyers UKIP Logo £9,418  
Cheryl Bacon
Cheryl Bacon
Cray Meadows Tory Logo £9,418
£3,000 (F)
Chairman: Members’ Code of Conduct Committee
Vice-Chairman: Places Overview and Scrutiny Committee


Proven industrial scale liar. Exactly the right qualification for Chairman of the Members’ Code of Conduct Committee.
Ross Downing
Ross Downing
Cray Meadows Tory Logo £9,418 Deputy Mayor
Don Massey
Don Massey
Cray Meadows Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for the Environment and Public Realm

Chaired the meeting that decided to ignore the signatures of 2,219 Bexley residents who had expressed concern that the salaries paid to senior Bexley council executives are excessive.
Christine Bishop
Christine Bishop
Crayford Tory Logo £9,418  
John Davey
John Davey
Crayford Tory Logo £9,418 Vice-Chairman: Licensing Committee

The man who named this website by telling me that council road planning was “completely bonkers” but don’t run away with the conclusion he is an honest man. Duplicity is his name; he thinks the planning is bonkers but was vice-chairman of the Road Planning Scrutiny sub-Committee at the time; a committee which seems to have strangely disappeared since. He also walks away when shown evidence of council malpractice and dishonesty. He has no great need to fleece the tax-payer with inflated expense claims as he has a similar sinecure with the health authority.
Geraldine Lucia-Hennis
Geraldene Lucia-Hennis
Crayford Tory Logo £9,418 Offender against the councillors’ code of conduct. Twice censured and made to attend training courses. Excuses her aggressive tendencies by claiming she is not a councillor when not on council business. Idiot or what?
Linda Bailey
Linda Bailey
Danson Park Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth

Struck a member of the public outside the council chamber. Explained it by saying “I can do what I like”.
Sharon Massey
Sharon Massey
Danson Park Tory Logo £9,418 Mayor: 2013-2014
John Waters
John Waters
Danson Park Tory Logo £9,418
£2,133 (M)
Chairman: Pensions Committee
Christine Catterall
Christine Catterall
East Wickham Tory Logo £9,418  
James Hunt
James Hunt
East Wickham Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: People Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Cafer Munur
Cafer Munur
East Wickham Tory Logo £9,418 Vice-Chairman: Audit Committee
Edward Boateng
Edward Boateng
Erith Labour Logo £9,418  
Joe Ferreira
Joe Ferreira
Erith Labour Logo £9,418  
Abena Oppong-Asare
Abena Oppong-Asare
Erith Labour Logo £9,418  
Nigel Betts
Nigel Betts
Falconwood
&
Welling
Tory Logo £9,418
£3,000 (F)
Vice-Chairman: Places Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Val Clark
Val Clark
Falconwood
&
Welling
Tory Logo £9,418
£2,661 (I)
Vice-Chairman: Planning Committee

Mayor: 2010-2011 (Self appointed God’s gift to chairmanship).
Louie French
Louie French
Falconwood
&
Welling
Tory Logo £9,418 Vice-Chairman: Pensions Committee
Esther Amaning
Esther Amaning
Lesnes Abbey Labour £9,418  
Danny Hackett
Danny Hackett
Lesnes Abbey Labour £9,418  
John Husband
John Husband
Lesnes Abbey Labour £9,418  
Gareth Bacon
Gareth Bacon
Longlands Tory Logo £9,418
£17,595 (B)
Deputy leader of the council
Vice-Chairman: Constitutional Review Committee
Vice Chairman: Top Management Review Panel


If you thought that £45,000 a year from Bexley council was quite sufficient for the Bacon family, think again. Gareth is also a Greater London Authority Assembly member for which he was paid £53,439 last year. On top of that he claims a travel card at taxpayers’ expense worth another two grand. Nice work if you can get it eh? Close to £100,000 a year for a few hours a week, which is all he can comfortably fit in given that he holds a full time job as a financial recruitment consultant; he has certainly given himself good advice. It may not be illegal but to fleece the public purse of £100k. a year is some going; do you think that he is on the council for the benefit of the public or to put his snout in the trough? Bacon by name, piggies by nature.
Andy Dourmoush
Andy Dourmoush
Longlands Tory Logo £9,418 Vice-Chairman: Appeals Committee
David Leaf
David Leaf
Longlands Tory Logo £9,418  
Stefano Borella
Stefano Borella
North End Labour Logo £9,418 Prospective Labour Party General Election Candidate for Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency
Alan Deadman
Alan Deadman
North End Labour Logo £9,418
£13,197 (C)
Leader of the Opposition
Opposition spokesman: Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


Thorn in Bexley’s Conservative side, quick to see through their dishonesty.
Brenda Langstead
Brenda Langstead
North End Labour Logo £9,418  
Philip Read
Philip Read
Northumberland
Heath
Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Falsely accused a local blogger resulting in the blogger spending 24 hours in a police cell.
Peter Reader
Peter Reader
Northumberland
Heath
Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (G)
Chairman: Planning Committee
Chairman: Staff Consultative Committee
Melvin Seymour
Melvin Seymour
Northumberland Heath Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Places Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Reported a blogger for comments made on Twitter but exaggerated them very considerably. Blogger found guilty because of that gross exaggeration of the documentary evidence. These exaggerations were repeated from the witness box at a successful appeal hearing. No action taken on perjury.
Aileen Beckwith
Aileen Beckwith
Sidcup Tory Logo £9,418  
Rob Leitch
Rob Leitch
Sidcup Tory Logo £9,418 Vice-chairman: Staff Consultative Committee
June Slaughter
June Slaughter
Sidcup Tory Logo £9,418  
Alan Downing
Alan Downing
St. Mary’s Tory Logo £9,418
£3,000 (F)
Vice-Chairman: People Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Abused a deaf member of the public who asked for the microphones (and hence the hearing loop) to be switched on at a council meeting.

Mayor: 2012-2013.
Alex Sawyer
Alex Sawyer
St. Mary’s Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Leisure

Married to Conservative MP for Witham, Essex, Ms. Priti Patel. Ms. Patel employs Bexley Conservative councillor David Leaf as her research assistant.
Colin Tandy
Colin Tandy
St. Mary’s Tory Logo £9,418  
Chris Beazley
Chris Beazley
St. Michael’s UKIP Logo £9,418  
Caroline Newton
Caroline Newton
St. Michael’s Tory Logo £9,418  
Joseph Pollard
Joseph Pollard
St. Michael’s Tory Logo £9,418
£2,133 (N)
Chairman: Audit Committee
Derry Begho
Derry Begho
Thamesmead East Labour £9,418  
Endy Ezenwata
Endy Ezenwata
Thamesmead East Labour £9,418  
Mabel Ogundayo
Mabel Ogundayo
Thamesmead East Labour £9,418  


Appointments and allowances refer to 2014/15 only.
(A) Leader of the Council (B) Deputy Leader (C) Leader of the Opposition (D) Cabinet Member (E) Scrutiny Committee Chairman (F) Scrutiny Committee Vice-Chairman (G) Scrutiny Committee Opposition Spokesman (H) Planning Committee Chairman (I) Planning Committee Vice-Chairman (J) Planning Committee Opposition Spokesman (K) Licensing Committee Chairman (L) General Purposes Committee Chairman (M) Pensions Committee Chairman (N) Audit Committee Chairman (O) Mayor (P) Deputy Mayor (Q) Expenses claimed


Married couples are linked by coloured backgrounds.

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