Hillside - Cllr David Williams MBE JP

Shadow Cabinet Member without Portfolio

David is an experienced Merton Councillor serving as Leader of the Council (2006-10) and Mayor (2012-13). He is currently the Opposition Spokesman for Finance & Business, which also draws on his experience working for a High Street Bank in the City. 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. His interests beyond politics include travel, classical music, bridge, charitable work, membership of local community groups and membership of the Church of England.  He is also a magistrate.



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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.