People

Eric Bosshard

Borough Councillor for Chislehurst
Eric Bosshard has lived in Chislehurst for over 30 years and has been a Councillor since 2006. He gained his Ph.D from Imperial College and is a member of the Institute of Energy and registered with the Financial Services Authority. He has been CEO of an oil company and a merchant banker and is now a consultant and director of a UK oil company. He has international business experience and expertise in corporate finance and has negotiated with Government Departments, Regulatory Authorities and County Councils.

Judi Ellis

Borough Councillor for Cray Valley West
Judi has been a Councillor in Cray Valley West since 2006 and holds regular surgeries for local residents at the Cotmandene Centre with her fellow Conservative Councillors. A Governor of Gray's Farm Primary School, Judi is married with two grown-up children and two grandchildren.

Charles Rideout

Borough Councillor for Mottingham and Chislehurst North
Charles Rideout CVO, QPM has lived in Bromley since 1966 and is a former senior officer of the Metropolitan Police.Married to Catherine, they have three children, all of whom were educated at local schools. He is a Governor at Castlecombe Primary School and was first elected Conservative Councillor for Mottingham at the by-election in 2001.

Bob Neill

Member of Parliament for Bromley and Chislehurst
Bob Neill was born in 1952 and educated at Abbs Cross Grammar School, Hornchurch. He went on to study Law at the London School of Economics which led to a successful career as a barrister specialising in criminal law.

David Cartwright

Borough Councillor for Mottingham and Chislehurst North
Born in 1949, David was educated at Colfe's School in London and, after a short spell in local government, joined the London Fire Brigade as an operational officer and, over a 30 year career, rose to be Assistant Commissioner.He was awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal for distinguished service in 1991 and currently serves on the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

Gareth Bacon

GLA Member for Bromley and BexleyGareth Bacon was elected in 2008 as a Londonwide Assembly Member, and is the Mayor’s appointed Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority which oversees the London Fire Brigade.  He is also Chairman of the London Local Resilience Forum which co-ordinates emergency planning in London.

Michael Turner

Borough Councillor for Plaistow and Sundridge
Michael Turner has lived in Bromley for over 45 years and has served as both Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Borough.In the RAF for 8 years as a navigator, he then worked in local government until 1990. Following this he was a lecturer in adult, further and higher education. A partner in a small publishing firm, Michael has been a Councillor for Plaistow & Sundridge Ward since 2002.

Ellie Harmer

Borough Councillor for Plaistow and Sundridge
Ellie is married with one son and has lived in Plaistow & Sundridge for 30 years. Qualifying at Guys Hospital as a nurse, Ellie worked as a Nursing Officer before being posted to Indonesia with her husband. On her return she joined the Crown Prosecution Service as an Executive Office in the Youth Courts until joining Bromley College as a tutor.For 12 years Ellie worked a a volunteer for several hours weekly at Oxfam in Burnt Ash Lane.

Kate Lymer

Borough Councillor for Bickley
Educated at Newstead Wood School in Orpington, Kate graduated from the University of York with a 2:1 degree in Politics & Philosophy and has worked locally in recruitment consultancy for over 10 years.