People

Bob Stewart MP

Bob Stewart was elected as MP for the Beckenham Constituency on the 6th May 2010 and was  re-elected on the 7th May 2015 and the 8th June 2017. 

Gareth Bacon AM

Gareth Bacon has been an Assembly Member since 2008 and in May 2016 was elected as the Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley.

He is Chairman of the Assembly’s Budget & Performance and Oversight Committees, and is also Leader of the GLA Conservative Group.

Councillors

There are 17 councillors in the Beckenham constituency, representing the 6 wards of Bromley Common & Keston, Copers Cope, Hayes & Coney Hall, Kelsey & Eden Park, Shortlands and West Wickham.

Cllr. Graham Arthur

Graham Arthur is a semi-retired Accountant who has lived in the Borough all his life, has three grown up children and his wife works in the third sector. He held senior positions in multi national PLC's before becoming Member for Hayes and Coney Hall in 1998 and is Portfolio Holder for Resources. In his leisure time he rides horses, is a passionate believer in music therapy and can walk on stilts. 

Cllr. Ruth Bennett

Ruth Bennett has represented Bromley Common and Keston Ward since 2002, having moved to Bromley in 2000. Prior to becoming a Councillor Ruth was a school governor for a number of schools in two local authorities and chaired a School Sub Committee for a large secondary school.

Cllr. Nicholas Bennett JP

Cllr. Nicholas Bennett JP has represented West Wickham since 2006, he is Chairman of Bromley's Education Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee. Previously he served on Lewisham Council and the Inner London Education Authority. MP for Pembroke from 1987-92 he was Welsh Minister of Health, Local Government and Planning.He lives with his wife Ruth and three cats. A keen swimmer, his other interests include Military History, Transport, Architecture and the British Cinema. 

Cllr. Peter Dean

Peter Dean has lived in the London Borough of Bromley for over 30 years and has represented Kelsey and Eden Park as ward Councillor since 2002. Predominantly interested in Planning Peter is currently Chairman of Bromley's Development Control Committee and also sits on 2 plans sub-committees. He has also served as a school governor for the Unicorn School and Kelsey Park Sports Academy before it became Beckenham Harris. Peter is a full time civil servant and in his limited spare time plays golf to a poor standard. 

Cllr. Peter Fortune

Peter Fortune is a Councillor for Hayes and Coney Hall ward and holds the Education Portfolio.  He has been involved in the Boroughs successful ‘Friends’ organisations and has also worked in Housing, Health and Public Protection.  He is married to a Primary School teacher and has two wonderful children who are never ready for school on time.

Cllr. Hannah Gray

Hannah Gray grew up in East Sussex and moved to South London 20yrs ago whilst study Singing at Trinity College of Music ultimately becoming a professional Opera Singing. She now presents on QVC TV shopping channel. She relocated to Beckenham over 8yrs ago and is very proud of her two boys (Oliver 13yrs and Charles 15yrs) who are educated in the Bromley Borough. Hannah feels passionately about giving something back to the community; particularly protecting the environment along with supporting the young and the elderly within our community.

Cllr. David Jeffreys

Dr David Jefferys is Councillor for Shortlands Ward.  He is chairman of the Bromley Health and Well Being Board and sits as an observer on the Bromley and SE London CCGs.He is also a member of the Care Services, the Health Scrutiny and the Environment Committees of the Council, along with SACRE (the Standing Committee on Religious Education).He has championed the Shortlands Street Scene Pilot and also Dementia Care.