Member of Parliament for North West Hampshire
Kit Malthouse MP
Born in Liverpool in 1966, Kit attended Sudley County Primary school and then Liverpool College before studying Politics and Economics at Newcastle University. He was active in student journalism and theatre, working as Features Editor for The Courier and appearing onstage at the Newcastle Playhouse.
After he graduated, Kit moved to London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche. He then turned his sights on business, getting involved in a number of startups including County Finance Group where he is still Chairman and majority shareholder.
In 1998 Kit made good on a longstanding passion for politics by running for Westminster Council. He won and within three years was elected Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Finance, handling a budget of more than £1 billion. In partnership with the late Sir Simon Milton, who was leader of the Council, he helped take Westminster to the top of the local government league tables with the lowest council tax in the country.
In 2006 Kit stood down from the Council and in May 2008 he was elected to the London Assembly for the seat of West Central, which comprises the boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham.Boris Johnson asked Kit to lead the fight on crime, Boris’s top priority, and appointed him Deputy Mayor for Policing.
During his time at the Met, Kit brought a renewed vigour and focus to crime fighting with a particular emphasis on combatting the alarming rise in youth violence, and violence against women, quadrupling the number of Rape Crisis Centres in London. By 2012, the number of youth murders had halved and overall the number of homicides was at an historic low. Crime had fallen over 10%.
When he was re-elected in 2012, Boris asked Kit to tackle jobs and growth, the number one priority for his second mayoral term, and he appointed Kit Deputy Mayor for Business & Enterprise. In that capacity Kit was vice chair of the London Enterprise Panel, which is chaired by the mayor, and chair ofLondon & Partners, the promotional agency for the city. On his departure employment levels in the capital were at the highest level ever and London had been successfully positioned as the science and tech centre of Europe. London had also been named the most visited city on the planet and the leading city for foreign direct investment.
Kit stood down as Deputy Mayor in March 2015 following his selection in the previous July from a large field to succeed Sir George Young MP as the conservative candidate for North West Hampshire in the general election set for May 7th 2015.
Once the votes were counted, Kit was declared the winner and new Member of Parliament for North West Hampshire. He won the support of 32,052 voters, representing 58.1% of those voting and had a 23,943 majority over the second placed candidate.
Kit is married with three children and has a home in Abbotts Ann. In what spare time he has he likes to garden, read, write, watch modern dance and force himself into the gym.
County Councillor for Andover West Mrs Zilliah Brooks Biog
I have lived in Andover for 40 years and have been a Millway Ward Borough Councillor since 1999.
Over the years I have taken on more responsibility. I was appointed to The Overview Scrutiny Committee the role of the member is to hold the Cabinet to account and Develop and Review Policy and make recommendations to Full Council.
I became a Panel Leader, overseeing the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Environment Health. I chaired meetings on Rural Affordable Housing, Community Safety including the Neighbourhood Wardens and Grant funding arrangements. I am looking forward to developing the experience I have gained from working with Councillors and Test Valley Officers as a Hampshire County Councillor.
I was successful in winning the Hampshire County Council By- Election for Andover West in May 2015. I have been appointed to the following committees: Children and Young People Select Committee, Culture and Communities Select Committee, Education Advisory Panel and a deputy member to Hampshire Health & Wellbeing Board.
There are 10 Parish Councils in Andover West, so I endeavour to attend as many of them as possible. My priorities are the well-being of all the residents of “my” villages, including chasing up pothole-mending, and together with your Borough Councillors, the sensitive development in our villages where there is a real need. My experience also stands me in good stead when considering education matters.
I enjoy playing tennis, singing with the Andover Choral Society and with the De Fakto Benefice choir. I love walking which gives me a great opportunity to walk in the most beautiful countryside in Test Valley. Contact via e-mail on Zilliah.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01264 335388.
Test Valley Borough Councillor for Penton Bellinger Ward Phil Lashbrook
Throughout my 14 years as your Borough Councillor, I have successfully fought to protect the unique character and individual charm that defines each of our villages. It is the idyllic and distinctive quality of life that has made our villages so desirable to those seeking somewhere pleasant in which to live.
Our flood contingency plans, within the Ward, have been held as an example to others. Working closely with the Police, HCC, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and others, we have introduced measures to provide local community resilience and enhanced community safety. As the Lead on Road Safety, I have worked to raise awareness and reduce road accidents.
It has been a privilege for me to serve on; Northern Area Planning Committee, Licensing Committee, Road Safety Council, Rail Passenger Forum, The IAP, Test Valley Rural Community Safety and Rural Neighbourhood Watch.
Test Valley and Penton Bellinger have been voted as the most desirable locations within which to live. It is my intention, with your support, to keep it that way. Contact on e-mail
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Borough Councillor for Penton Bellinger Ward Mrs Pam Mutton
May I introduce myself? I am the Borough Councillor for Penton Bellinger Ward elected in 2015 but this is not my first time as an elected member as I was elected in. May 1995 as the member for Winton Ward for Test Valley Borough Council, serving on all the main committees, until I became Mayor in 2008/2009
I was elected to Hampshire County Council to represent Andover. North Division in 2009 where I covered the parishes of Tangley, Hatherden, Enham, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Vernham Dean, Smannell and part of Andover Town council I served on health overview scrutiny , and was appointed by the chairman of the Health Overview Scrutiny Committee Councillor Pat. West to oversee the scrutiny of the Andover Birth Centre consultation. The Birth Centre was successfully saved and has gone from strength to strength for the town and villages in the area. I was also a school governor at St. John's for several years and worked with special schools in the area.
I became the Vice Chairman of the County Council in 2012 and was likely to be the next Chairman but sadly this was not fulfilled as I lost my seat to UKIP the following year by ten votes. The County Council did me the honour of appointing me an honorary Alderman in 2013.
After some time off I was invited to stand for the Borough Council in Penton Bellinger Ward which, together with Councillor Phil Lashbrook, I now have the honour to represent.
I am presently the chairman of the local Visually Impaired charity better known as the VIP.
I am a mother, grand mother and recently great grandmother with all my three children living locally. Sadly my youngest son died as a result of a car accident in 1991 which was the spur that made me enter politics to improve the highway where the accident took place. I succeeded in making it safer after a long battle.
My mantra is "I'm a strong voice for local people" taking on their concerns in an empathetic way but working within the legal requirements of a Councillor and observing the Code of Conduct to which I have signed up. Contact on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01264 396756.