Gareth lives in Bexley and is married with one daughter.
Gareth Bacon's Experience
Gareth has been a member of the Conservative Party since 1987. He has been a Councillor since 1998 when, at the age of 26, he was elected to represent Sidcup West Ward in the London Borough of Bexley. He was subsequently re-elected in 2002 and 2006 to represent the re-named Longlands Ward. During his time on Bexley Council, Gareth has served as Vice Chairman of the Town Planning Committee (1998 - 2002), Deputy Mayor (2001-2002) and Shadow Cabinet Spokesman for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (2003 - 2006).
He played a full part in holding the Labour Council of 2002 – 06 to account, defeating the Labour administration’s plans to sell off half of Bexley’s allotment land for development and was a key player in the team that secured a landslide victory for the Conservatives in the local elections of 2006.
Following the 2006 elections Gareth was appointed Cabinet Member for the Environment, and has been instrumental in steering through an enhanced recycling service in the borough.
He is a former Deputy Chairman of Old Bexley & Sidcup Conservative Association (2000 – 2003) and was the Conservative candidate for the GLA constituency of Greenwich & Lewisham in 2004, where he managed to reduce the Labour majority by 22%.
In the London elections of 2008 he secured one of three ‘party list’ seats won by the Conservative Party. He will serve on the GLA’s Environment and Planning, Housing & Spatial Development Committees and is the Conservative Group spokesman on Environment.