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.
Charles served as Mayor's Consort during 2003/2004. Charles is on the Steering Committee of the Mottingham Community & Learning Shop, is a member of the Mottingham Forum and a member of the Mottingham Community Association.
Charles is a founder member and enthusiastic supporter of the 'Friends of the Wood' and joins in with many of their clear-up projects.