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Bexley councillors - Surname Sequence

Not long ago the council’s own website used to advertise for new councillors with a slogan about being able to earn £9,000 a year for just two hours a week, anything else is up to you. £180 for a two hour week doing pretty much nothing has attracted a motley crew with a strong affinity with money. Many of them have managed to place themselves in council funded or council sponsored positions which attract extra income. The letter suffixes below relate to the extra responsibilities allowance which boost many councillor’s incomes to more than £20,000…


(A) Leader of the Council (B) Deputy Leader (C) Leader of the Opposition (D) Cabinet Member (E) Committee Chairman (F) Committee Opposition Spokesman (G) Planning Committee Chairman (H) Planning Committee Vice-Chairman (I) Planning Committee Opposition Spokesman (J) Licensing Committee Chairman (K) General Purposes Committee Chairman (L) Pensions Committee Chairman (M) Audit Committee Chairman


Married couples are linked by coloured backgrounds.

Cllr. Ward Party Paid Official appointments. personal details, comments and misdeeds
Kerry Allon
Kerry Allon
Belvedere Tory Logo £9,418 Campaigned against the new ASDA store in Belvedere.
Roy Ashmole
Roy Ashmole
Christchurch Tory Logo £9,418  
Cheryl Bacon
Cheryl Bacon
Cray Meadows Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Public Realm, Community Safety, Economic Development and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Gareth Bacon
Gareth Bacon
Longlands Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for the Environment and Public Realm

If you thought that £40,000 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. Despite all that his management skills may make him better value for money than any of his colleagues.
Linda Bailey
Linda Bailey
Danson Park Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for the Economic Development and Regeneration

Struck a member of the public outside the council chamber. Explained it by saying “I can do what I like”.
Chris Ball
Chris Ball
Leader of Opposition
Erith Labour Logo £9,418
£13,197 (C)
Leader of the Opposition

Former leader of the council under whom local taxes rose 40%, contributing towards Bexley’s council tax rate being in 9th position on the list of London’s highest taxing councils.
Sandra Bauer
Sandra Bauer
Deputy Leader of Opposition
Thamesmead
East
Tory Logo £9,418
£2,661 (F)
Opposition spokesman: Education Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Made a statement to the police in the hope that a blogger critical of Bexley council would get a criminal record. The accusations failed to stand up in court.
Aileen Beckwith
Aileen Beckwith
Sidcup Tory Logo £9,418  
Brian Beckwith
Brian Beckwith
Blackfen
&
Lamorbey
Tory Logo £9,418  
Nigel Betts
Nigel Betts
Falconwood
&
Welling
Tory Logo £9,418 Connived with council deputy leader Campbell in his campaign to stop residents using the Freedom of Information Act to expose council dishonesty, incompetence and wastefulness.
Brian Bishop
Brian Bishop
Colyers Tory Logo £9,418  
Edward Boateng
Edward Boateng
Erith Labour Logo £9,418
£2,661 (F)
Opposition spokesman: Adults’ Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Stefano Borella
Stefano Borella
North End Labour Logo £9,418  
Pat Cammish
Pat Cammish
Blendon
&
Penhill
Tory Logo £9,418  
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
Deputy Leader
St. Mary’s Tory Logo £9,418
£17,595 (B)
Deputy Leader of the Council

The councillor so concerned that the dirty secrets the council attempts to protect might leak out through Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) requests that he proposed that those making such requests should have their details posted on the council’s website as a deterrent contrary to the Data Protection Act 1998.

When faced with a police investigation into his department, involving paedophilia, allegations of drug importing and the theft of six figure sums of money, Campbell restored the accused manager to his job while on bail, approved the sacking of a whistleblower and then upheld the sacking at the appeal hearing he chaired. Is it any wonder he wishes to suppress F.O.I. requests with a track record like that?
Sybil Camsey
Sybil Camsey
Brampton Tory Logo £9,418  
Peter Catterall
Peter Catterall
Falconwood
&
Welling
Tory Logo £9,418 In November 2010, suggested that severe traffic problems in Erith might be alleviated by removing an idiotic roundabout rather than by installing more impediments to progress. Could it be true that there is a lone advocate of common sense within this talentless council?
Val Clark
Val Clark
Falconwood
&
Welling
Tory Logo £9,418
£2,661 (H)
Vice-Chairman: Planning Committee

Mayor: 2010-2011 (Self appointed God’s gift to chairmanship).
Peter Craske
Peter Craske
Blackfen
&
Lamorbey
Tory Logo £9,418 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”.
Colin D'Amiral
Graham D’Amiral
Blendon
&
Penhill
Tory Logo £9,418  
John Davey
John Davey
Lesnes Abbey Tory Logo £9,418 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.
No sense of right or wrong. Has politicised the Arts Council website by slipping in links to the Conservative Party on it and wrote to a local newspaper to say he was proud of what he had done.
Alan Deadman
Alan Deadman
North End Labour Logo £9,418
£2,661 (F)
Deputy 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.
Alan Downing
Alan Downing
St. Mary’s Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Crime and Disorder Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Mayor: 2012-2013.

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.
Ross Downing
Ross Downing
Cray Meadows Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Jackie Evans
Jackie Evans
Sidcup Tory Logo £9,418  
Maxine Fothergill
Maxine Fothergill
Colyers Tory Logo £9,418  
John Fuller
John Fuller
Lesnes Abbey Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Education

Complicit in the cover up of councillor Craske’s lies and abuse of electors.
Richard Gillespie
Richard Gillespie
Longlands Tory Logo £9,418  
Steven Hall
Steven Hall
East Wickham Tory Logo £9,418
£2,133 (M)
Chairman: Audit Committee
James Hunt
James Hunt
East Wickham Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Education Overview and Scrutiny Committee
David Hurt
David Hurt
Barnehurst Tory Logo £9,418  
Eleanor Hurt
Eleanor Hurt
Lesnes Abbey Tory Logo £9,418 Smallest majority in the borough. Six votes.
Brenda Langstead
Brenda Langstead
North End Labour Logo £9,418
£2,661 (F)
Opposition spokesman: Crime and Disorder Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Geraldine Lucia-Hennis
Geraldene Lucia-Hennis
Crayford Tory Logo £9,418
£4,260 (K)
Chairman: General Purposes Committee
Deputy mayor: 2013-2014


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?
Gill MacDonald
Gill MacDonald
Belvedere Labour Logo £9,418
£2,661 (F)
Opposition spokesman: Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Munir Malik
Munir Malik
Thamesmead
East
Labour Logo £9,418
£2,661 (F)
Opposition spokesman: Finance Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Howard Marriner
Howard Marriner
Barnehurst Tory Logo £9,418  
Don Massey
Don Massey
Cray Meadows Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Leisure

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.
Sharon Massey
Sharon Massey
Danson Park Tory Logo £9,418 Mayor: 2013-2014
Seán Newman
Seán Newman
Belvedere Labour Logo £9,418
£2,661 (F)
Opposition spokesman: Public Realm, Community Safety, Economic Development and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Caroline Newton
Caroline Newton
St. Michael’s Tory Logo £9,418  
Nick O'Hare
Nick O’Hare
Blendon
&
Penhill
Tory Logo £9,418 Complicit in the cover up of councillor Craske’s abuse of electors.
Margaret O'Neill
Margaret O’Neill
Erith Labour Logo £9,418
£1,068 (I)
Opposition spokesman: Planning 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 story report 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.
Eileen Pallen
Eileen Pallen
Crayford Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Adults’ Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Kate Perrior
Katie Perrior
Blackfen
&
Lamorbey
Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Pleads poverty to a local paper claiming she works part time when in fact she is full time director of the prominent PR company ‘Inhouse’.
Harry Persaud
Harry Persaud
Thamesmead
East
Labour Logo £9,418  
Joseph Pollard
Joseph Pollard
St. Michael’s Tory Logo £9,418  
Philip Read
Philip Read
Northumberland
Heath
Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Finance and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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
Ray Sams
Ray Sams
St. Michael’s Tory Logo £9,418 Mayor: 2011-2012.
Alex Sawyer
Alex Sawyer
Northumberland
Heath
Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802
Married to Conservative MP for Witham, Essex, Ms. Priti Patel. Ms. Patel employs Bexley Conservative ex-councillor David Leaf as her research assistant. Intimately involved in the dishonest scheme to deprive residents of the opportunity to ask questions at council meetings, a corruption of democracy.
Melvin Seymour
Melvin Seymour
Crayford Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (E)
Chairman: Environment and Leisure Scrutiny Committee

Reported blogger to the police for harassing councillors. Charges subsequently dropped because there was no evidence that would stand examination.

Reported a blogger for Tweeting comments 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.
June Slaughter
June Slaughter
Sidcup Tory Logo £9,418  
Michael Slaughter
Michael Slaughter
Longlands Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802
 
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Christchurch Tory Logo £9,418
£8,802 (J)
Chairman: Licensing Committee
James Spencer
James Spencer
Christchurch Tory Logo £9,418  
Colin Tandy
Colin Tandy
St. Mary’s Tory Logo £9,418  
Michael Tarrant
Michael Tarrant
East Wickham Tory Logo £9,418 Thinks it is sensible to prosecute residents who have their rubbish stolen by persons unknown and dumped elsewhere.
Writes to local newspapers to support Bexley council but does not disclose his interest.
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
Colyers Tory Logo £9,418
£13,197 (D)
Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services

Claims to be proud of the fact that Bexley’s domiciliary care workers are paid only one penny above the minimum wage and are not paid at all for the time taken to get from one client’s home to another.
John Waters
John Waters
Danson Park Tory Logo £9,418
£2,133 (L)
Chairman: Pensions Committee
John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson
Brampton Tory Logo £9,418  
Simon Windle
Simon Windle
Barnehurst Tory Logo £9,418  


(A) Leader of the Council (B) Deputy Leader (C) Leader of the Opposition (D) Cabinet Member (E) Committee Chairman (F) Committee Opposition Spokesman (G) Planning Committee Chairman (H) Planning Committee Vice-Chairman (I) Planning Committee Opposition Spokesman (J) Licensing Committee Chairman (K) General Purposes Committee Chairman (L) Pensions Committee Chairman (M) Audit Committee Chairman


Married couples are linked by coloured backgrounds.

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