Cllr. Nicholas Bennett JP has represented West Wickham since 2006. He is Chairman of the Education, Children and Families Select Committee. His public service started with 8 years on Lewisham Council and continued as MP for Pembroke and a government minister. For the past 20 years he has been a JP sitting as a magistrate on the South West London bench. He has degrees in Philosophy and management from the Universities of London and Sussex and has been deputy head of a secondary school and Chief Executive of the Association of Consulting Engineers. He lives with his wife Ruth and two cats in Bromley. His interests include; history, transport, cinema, swimming and gardening.