West Wickham

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Candidates

Angela Mary Barnett

I was born in south London and went to school in Southwark. After completing my education and training, I moved to East London to live and start my career in social work and raise my family. I was an elected councillor for 21 years in east London before moving to Beckenham in 2018. I am married to Pete and we share eight children and ten grandchildren between us.

During my councillor service I took responsibility for many different committees such as Highways, Finance, Housing and looked after children, where I served on both Adoptions and Fostering panels for ten years. I also had the cabinet responsibility for adult social care including Dementia and Mental Heath for eight years. I have been involved in many community projects over the years and also served as a school governor.

In my spare time I like to read and watch films, listen to music and see live theatre. I volunteer with The London Foundling Hospital project ‘voices through time‘ project, helping to transcribe the old records of the children who were left as foundlings to be saved to more modern and safer media.

I welcome the opportunity to represent West Wickham and to be your advocate and a strong voice on Bromley Council.

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Peter Barnett

My name is Peter Barnett and I am married to Angie Barnett who is also standing for election in the ward. Together, we have eight children and ten grandchildren. I was born in east London and lived there most of my life. After retiring, Angie and I moved to Beckenham to be closer to family.

I started my working life as an electrical apprentice and was employed by London Transport maintaining the power supply for the tube trains.

I was recruited by my union, the EETPU, to become the training officer based at Cudham Hall until I was asked to become a full time Trade Union officer at Hayes Court.

I have served as a local councillor in east London for twelve years, spending much of that time as the chairman of the planning committee.
I have an interest in genealogy and researching my family history.

I hope I can play a more active role in representing the residents of West Wickham.

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Philip Shemmings

I have lived in West Wickham for sixteen years, and during that time I’ve played an active role in local community: serving for five years as a governor at Pickhurst Junior Academy, and for 12 years as a volunteer with the local children’s cycle club, Bigfoot Youth. I am married with two children.

For the last 9 years I have worked as a train driver, based in central London, and I see first hand the daily struggle faced by ordinary people trying to get to work. Prior to this I spent some 25 years working for housing associations, local government and the charity sector dealing with communications and public relations.

I’m particularly interested in the links between road safety, active travel and public health in the local area. I’m also keen to represent local residents’ concerns about public transport, housing provision, and facilities for young people.

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