Roy Whitehead is one of the two Members for South Hanningfield, Stock & Margaretting Ward and was first elected in 1999. He has lived in Ramsden Heath for over 36 years and is married to Jacquie. They have a son who lives in Chelmsford’s twin town of Backnang and this brings interesting discussions on Brexit!
In 2003 the Conservatives took control of Chelmsford Borough Council and Roy was elected Leader of the Council. He led it for sixteen years and is particularly proud of obtaining city status in 2012, with the Chelmsford being the first city in Essex.
Chelmsford is thriving and demonstrates how Conservative policies bring many new shops, offices and hi-tech businesses to what was a sleepy place under the Liberal Democrats. It is therefore sad that, along with many other councils, outside events led to the loss of control on 2nd May but he is leading the fight to get the Conservatives back to the top.