Meet Your Local Conservative Team

The Conservative team currently working hard to highlight your concerns about crime, the council tax, educational standards and the local environment in Blackheath Westcombe all have strong links with your part of the borough.


Geoff Brighty, a lecturer, has lived in the ward for most of his life, and was first elected to Greenwich Council in 1982. Over the years he has acquired a reputation amongst local residents for his accessibility and the importance he gives to a councillor’s casework – all those important individual problems which can so easily go unheard. Peter Whittle, a journalist and TV producer, was a pupil at John Roan School, and has spent long periods living in the Ward over the past fifteen years. And likewise Alex Wilson, who recently completed an MSc in Urban Planning and Development, also attended John Roan, and has lived in the ward since he was a child. His family have had their own local business for over twenty years.


Over the past year Geoff, Peter and Alex have all been helping to conduct a borough-wide survey, which has helped to identify those problems which cause the greatest worry all those who live and work here. As Geoff says: ‘ After over thirty years of continuous control of the Council, Labour have left people disillusioned and disappointed - time is running out for them. We’ve found that people are increasingly looking to a revitalised and progressive Conservative Party to provide an alternative. Adds Alex: ‘The Conservative councillors here have an excellent record in standing up for the area. We’re looking forward to having the opportunity to continue and build on this success in 2006.’



Picture: Peter Whittle, Alex Wilson & Geoffrey Brighty in Old Dover Road