People

Michael Rutherford

Borough Councillor for Bromley Town
Michael Rutherford is a local resident and an experienced local campaigner. He was already working alongside Bromley Town’s local Conservative Councillors to tackle issues raised by residents before he was elected.Michael is a project manager for IT projects in the insurance industry. He is a keen swimmer and Sunderland AFC fan.In a time of change for Bromley Town, Michael is dedicated to ensuring that the town redevelopment works for residents, is not excessive and provides jobs for local people.

Nicky Dykes

Borough Councillor for Bromley Town
Nicky Dykes lives in Bromley Town and like many local residents commutes to work from either Bromley South or Shortlands. A graduate of Southampton University, Nicky works at Unilever in the communications team.In her spare time Nicky has helped with fundraising for various charities and in 2013 ran the London Marathon to raise money for Oxfam. She is a keen volunteer, having volunteered for a charity for disabled children, been involved with a local Brownie unit and has experience as a school governor.

Katy Boughey

Borough Councillor for Chislehurst
Katy Boughey has lived in Chislehurst for over 30 years and has been a local Councillor for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Development Control Committee and Chairman of a Planning Sub-Committee.Katy also serves on the South East Valuation Tribunal and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Ian Payne

Borough Councillor for Chislehurst
Ian Payne was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, and is married with four children. A Qualified Chef, Ian worked as an Executive Hotel Manager before joining the Salvation Army in 1979.

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.