Stephen Wright

Steve has been a Pinner resident since birth.  For thirty-five years he was a business consultant working globally for some of the largest enterprises in the world.  He has been a member of his local Ward Committee, which he joined in 1986, but due to his busy work schedule and long periods away he was unable to take up an active political involvement until he retired.   He was selected to stand as a Councillor for Pinner Ward in 2010 and has been successful in that and subsequent elections since.

Steve’s desire to be a Councillor arose through the need to help local residents and businesses with their council issues and ‘give back’ his time and experience to the community. He believes through his extensive business experience he is able to bring business acumen, logic and in depth analysis to recommendations for change, helping bring improvement and efficiency to council services.

He is a dedicated committee member, serving on the Planning Committee, Overview and Scrutiny and licensing Committees as well as several Sub-Committees. He enjoys the challenge these roles provide, particularly O&S as it enables an involvement in helping make constructive improvements and helping to strengthen Council policy.

During his time on the Council, Cllr Wright has worked on various local campaigns including the regeneration of Pinner retail and commercial area through redeveloping parking in central Pinner, putting forward a 3,000+ signature petition to reduce Pinner parking charges and helping residents air their concerns over plans for Bedford House. Of particular interest to Cllr Wright was his involvement in Pinner Wood School’s campaign to be included in a Mayor of London’s energy efficiency ‘Re:Fit’ programme. Steve believes in serving the residents of Pinner, tries to respond to resident enquiries within 24 hours, and where possible to give residents a voice within the Council.

He has a keen interest in 20th C history, and has written two books, the first about his uncle’s involvement in the trenches of World War 1, and the second about an uncle who was killed in the Battle of the Atlantic, both of which are in the Reference Library of the Imperial War Museum.

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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.

David Simmonds

David Simmonds has served as an Ickenham councillor and Hillingdon’s Deputy Leader since 2002. He was a Hillingdon councillor for Cowley ward before the boundary changes of 2002.

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.