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Councillor John Popham

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Elected:
06 May 2002
First Elected::
06 May 2002
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Biography:

Councillor Popham was born in 1947 in Blackburn, Lancashire and educated at Preston Catholic College. Councillor Popham studied physics at Queens College University of Saint Andrews which became the University of Dundee while he was there.

Councillor Popham came to London in 1970 and worked initially for EMI Electronics Ltd. He spent most of working life at the Post Office and then BT initially in IT development and subsequently project managing large IT developments which had impact across the company.

Councillor Popham first stood for election in May 1974 when he contested Mortlake ward in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. He was then elected to that Council representing Barnes ward in 1978 and 1982. Councillor Popham then stood down in 1986.

Councillor Popham was Chairman of the Planning Committee from 1982 to 1984. One of the outside bodies he was on during this period was the Mortlake Crematorium Board.

Councillor Popham was elected to the London Borough of Ealing in 2002 and have represented Cleveland ward ever since. From 2006 to 2008 he was Chairman of the Planning Committee and from 2008 to 2010 served as the Chief Whip. He was Opposition Chief Whip from 2010 until 2012. Since 2012 Councillor Popham has been in the Shadow Cabinet as the opposition Housing spokesman. He is currently on the Mortlake Crematorium Board.

Councillor Popham is married with three grown up children. He cycles round the borough and for the last few years have owned a caravan and spent holidays touring.

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Election History

Elected:RetiredReason
Mon 6 May 2002 Mon 26 May 2014 Retired

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeMon 6 May 2002 Mon 26 May 2014

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ClevelandMon 6 May 2002 Mon 26 May 2014

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Not a current member of any Committee.

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Cleveland Ward Forum Member04 April 201326 May 2014
Council Member04 April 201326 May 2014
Planning Committee Member15 May 201226 May 2014
Shadow Cabinet Member16 May 201326 May 2014
Licensing Committee Member16 May 201326 May 2014

Current Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining Date
Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
Gifford Primary School (Reconstituted 2012) 01 January 2013 31 December 2016
North Ealing Primary School 31 July 2012 30 July 2016
Mortlake Crematorium Board 15 May 2013 10 June 2014
The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School 05 October 2009 04 October 2013
Mortlake Crematorium Board 15 May 2012 14 May 2013

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
Planning Committee16 October 2013Personal & Prejudicial View
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There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.