Cllr. Alexa Michael

Alexa was born in 1969 and has lived in Bromley all her life. She was educated in Bromley and holds degrees from the University of East Anglia and University College London. A qualified librarian, Alexa works as a Business Information Executive at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the City of London. 

She has represented Bromley Common & Keston Ward since 1994. She is well known locally and has a reputation for getting things done.

Her main interests are planning, the environment and policing. She strongly believes that Green Belt and other designated land must be protected from built development, and that Councils should have more power to resist housing on such sites. She wants all residents to be able to live in a clean, safe environment with visible police patrols. 

As a daily commuter into central London, Alexa believes that reliable, clean and safe public transport is essential, both for the benefit of individuals and the wider economy.

Alexa currently chairs the Public Protection & Safety Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee and Plans 1 Sub-Committee on Bromley Council. She also sits on Plans 3 Sub-Committee, Development Control Committee, Renewal and Recreation Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee and Executive & Resources Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee. She is also a long-standing Council representative to Bromley Arts Council, which supports all kinds of arts in the London Borough of Bromley. More recently, Alexa has been appointed to as a Governor to the Bromley Adult Education College Governing Body.

Outside of politics, Alexa is a keen traveller and has visited many countries, including Arctic Norway, Greenland and Iceland. When time allows, Alexa participates in classes in the Borough’s excellent Mytime Active sports centres. She is a member of the Royal Society of St George, a non-political society for all people who share a love of England and all things English. Alexa also enjoys team quizzes and is very competitive!

Alexa says: “It is a privilege to represent one of the largest and most socially diverse Wards in Bromley Borough. I want to be able to make life better for local people through practical, value-for-money policies. We are living through difficult times economically and socially, but I will always seek to do my best for residents.” 

 

See Also

Cllr. Stephen Wells

Having worked his entire and very successful career in the oil industry, Stephen is now retired. A lifelong member of the Conservative Party, Stephen became a Bromley Councillor in 2006 for the Copers Cope Ward where he lives.

Cllr. Aisha Vance-Cuthbert

Aisha was elected as a Councillor for Shortlands in 2018. She has worked in the housing sector for over five years in a variety of different communications and marketing roles and is currently leading the public affairs and policy activity for a central London housing association. Aisha has sat on a number of charity boards and currently sits on her local primary school board as well as the Board of Trustees of the Multi Academy Trust.

She’s a passionate advocate of women in business and politics and was one of the founders of the Conservative Young Women’s organisation and now sits on their advisory board. She also sits on the board of Women in Social Housing for Greater London which supports and encourages more women to enter and succeed in the sector.

Cllr. Mary Cooke

Mary represents Shortlands Ward. Her interest in health resulted in her being elected as Chairman of the Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee where she has become ever more conscious of the effects of loneliness on health and diving below the obvious has become a vociferous supporter of the Freedom Pass and the activities which help reduce social isolation.

Cllr. Dianne Smith

Diane has lived in the Borough since 1967. A former pupil of Balgowan Primary and Langley Park Grammar School for Girls, Diane qualified as a physiotherapist from the Royal London Hospital in 1981 and worked locally in the NHS for 27 years.

Diane brings this local knowledge and skill set to her current role as the Executive Member and Portfolio Holder for Adult Care Services including
Housing and Public Health. She is also a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board and sits as the Local Authority representative on the Bromley
CCG Governing Body meetings.

Diane was first elected to serve as a Councillor for Kelsey and Eden Park Ward in 2010 and since that time has always been keen to serve residents dealing with issues as diverse as homelessness/housing, environmental issues such as missed bin collections. parking disputes and all Council functions in between.

Cllr. Robert McIlveen

Robert represents Bromley Common and Keston. He lives in Bromley and is a manager at Royal Mail. He has also worked in the prison service, taught at a university and worked for the railways.

Outside politics, Robert sings with his work choir, is a violinist with a local orchestra and a governor of a primary school in West Wickham. He also, enjoys cooking, quizzes and going to gym to work off the effects of the cooking.

Cllr. Mark Brock

Mark represents West Wickham Ward. He is currently a Retail Account Manager for a multi-national company and has worked in this sector for the past decade. Before this he was the owner of a Bromley Driving School for ten years. In his spare time Mark is a member of the West Wickham Safer Neighbourhood Panel, whose job it is to advise the West Wickham ward Police team about local community crime and disorder concerns, which then enables the ward Police team to decide promises and priorities which are intended to match community concerns.

Cllr. Christine Harris

Christine Harris represents Kelsey and Eden Park Ward. She is married with 2 grown up sons. She set up her own Accountancy business at home working around family commitments. She has always been hugely involved in the local community including 17 years as a Parent Governor and Officer of various PTA committees. For 13 years she has been chairman of a local Residents Association which has involved dealing with local planning issues. She has been Deputy Chair of Beckenham Conservative Association for 3 years.