Our candidate Brian Stead, was duly re-elected as Reigate and Banstead Councillor for Nork Ward with an excellent majority in May 2014. For the Council Year 2011-12 he was elected to hold the ceremonial post of Mayor for the Borough and earned the reputation of being the ‘smiley mayor’ For each Council year since 2012-13 he has been re-elected by its Overview and Scrutiny Committee as their Chairman. This Committee acts as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the Council Executive, questioning their decisions in detail, with special emphasis on the Council’s Budget, and Performance. In particular it is also the Audit Committee and has responsibility for the scrutiny of the Council’s and its partners’ response to Crime and Disorder.
Widowed with three children and seven grand children.
16 years service in the Royal Air Force, reaching the rank of Wing Commander.
20 years as a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Defence
Governor at Warren Mead Junior School for 24 years
Member of the Nork Community Association Committee
Brian Stead has represented the Nork Ward on the Borough Council since 1995. His experience, together with our other two Borough Councillors, has demonstrated that party politics are best left out of local government. He is determined to continue his work towards the welfare and benefit of all our residents..