Trinity - Cllr James Holmes

Spokesperson for Schools and Youth

James runs an investment company with interests in property, branding, resources and leisure. A Councillor since 2010 and Chair of Governors at a Merton school, James has lived in Wimbledon all his life; volunteered at Oxfam and Meals on Wheels; and is a Sunday School teacher and communion assistant at St Mary’s Church. James is a community Councillor because he believes it is one of the best ways to make a contribution locally. He enjoys swimming, and he can be spotted sometimes struggling around Wimbledon Common on a jog!

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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.

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.

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.