John Riley

John was elected as a Councillor in the West Ruislip Ward of the London Borough of Hillingdon in a bye election in October 2008.  Since his election he has been Chairman of the Children and Young Persons Policy and Overview Committee, Deputy Chairman of Executive Scrutiny Committee, Chairman of the Corporate Parenting Committee and Chairman of the External Service s Select Committee and remains in this position currently.  John is also Chairman of the Councils Standards Committee.

John’s political interests are particularly in the fields of Children in Care, Education, Policing and all aspects of Health provision in the Borough and the wider community.  John is particularly interested in the scrutiny role of a Councillor bringing his long expertise as a Criminal Barrister to bear on the practice of holding public office holders and professional to account.  Currently john is also Chairman of a Working Group looking into the provision of GP and primary care services in the Borough.

John is a Peer mentor with the LGA on issues concerning Corporate Parenting, Policing and Health issues and has undertaken many reviews with and for other Authorities.  Among his other interests are Lecturing and public speaking to varied audiences both in his professional career and in his political life.

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Duncan Flynn

Duncan was first elected to Hillingdon Council in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 to represent Northwood Hills ward where he lives.

Duncan serves as the Vice Chairman of the Council’s Social Care, Housing & Public Health Policy Overview Committee and North Planning Committee.

Becky Haggar

Becky was elected to serve Eastcote & East Ruislip in 2014. Becky has been a Hillingdon resident all her life and has three daughters, all educated at the local schools.

Nick Denys

Nick was first elected as Councillor for Eastcote and East Ruislip on 22 May 2014. He has an interest in local community groups, is a qualified community mediator, and has coached football at youth clubs near where he has lived. He is passionate about Localism.

Ian Edwards

Ian has been a Councillor since 2014 and has lived in the borough since 1981. He is Chairman of the Central & South Planning Committee and the HS2 Planning Sub Committee and a member of the Social Care Housing & Public Health Scrutiny Committee.

Henry Higgins

Henry has run a series of business ventures and is currently managing director of two companies. He became a Harefield Councillor in 2002, working tirelessly for its regeneration. He was instrumental in the campaign to save Harefield Hospital.

Jane Palmer

Jane was elected Councillor for Harefield Ward in 2014. Jane has lived in Hillingdon all her life and currently lives in Harefield.

John Hensley

John has been a Councillor since 2002 and has lived in Hillingdon for the past 37 years and been associated with the Borough for well over 45 years. He is married and also has two married sons and four grandchildren.

Raymond Puddifoot

Ray has lived in the borough all of his life and is Hillingdon’s longest serving Council Leader. The driving force behind delivering financial stability, good management and civic pride in Hillingdon, Ray has also championed the needs of older residents.

Richard Lewis

Richard was first elected as a Northwood councillor in 2002 and today as well as representing Northwood, he is also the Cabinet Member for Central Services, Culture and Heritage.

Carol Melvin

Carol is married to Andrew and they have two Daughters both happily married and two Grandsons aged 26 years and 2 years. Carol’s early married life was spent traveling with her Husband who was an Army Bandmaster. When Andrew retired after serving 22 years they settled in Northwood in 1996.