Hillside - Cllr David Williams MBE JP

Shadow Cabinet Member without Portfolio

David has lived in Merton most of his life. As Merton’s longest serving Councillor he has wide experience in local government.

David is an experienced Merton Councillor serving as Leader of the Council (2006-10) and Mayor (2012-13). He has represented Hillside since 1990 and Cannon Hill (1974-87). His many roles have also drawn on his experience working for a High Street Bank in the City, now retired. He was awarded the MBE in 2019 for Political Service in Local Government. His local government knowledge has been used regionally in London and beyond. David has lived in the Borough most of his life and attended a local primary school. Other than politics his interests include travel, classical music, bridge, charitable work, membership of local community groups and active membership of the Church of England.  He has also served as a magistrate in SW London since 1990.



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See Also

Cannon Hill - Cllr Nick McLean

Group Leader

Nicholas McLean, first elected in May 2018 and since February 2019 is the Conservative Group Leader on Merton Council.

Abbey - Cllr Nigel Benbow

Spokesperson for Health and Air Quality

Nigel has lived in South Wimbledon for fifteen years.  After working in insurance Lloyd's market, he set up his own business developing financial models that analyses the ForEx trading markets.  He has a BSc (Hons) from Hertfordshire University.

Raynes Park - Cllr Stephen Crowe

Spokesperson for Adult Social Care

Stephen has been a resident of Raynes Park since 1988.  He is married with three adult children and is a retired chartered accountant.

Trinity - Cllr Hayley Ormrod

Shadow Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Hayley was born in Blackpool and moved to London after attaining a degree in Business. She is married, has an 8 year old daughter and has lived in Wimbledon since 2008.