James Cleverly AM

Current roles:
James Cleverly is the London Assembly member for Bexley and Bromley and Chairman of the London Waste & Recycling Board.
He is Deputy Leader of the Conservative group at the London Assembly, a member of the Assembly’s Environment Committee, Transport Committee and the Health and Public Services Committee, which he chairs. He is a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, and sits on the Board of the London Development Agency.

London Waste & Recycling Board:
In February 2010 James was appointed by the Mayor to be the Chairman of the London Waste & Recycling Board which is tasked with reducing London’s waste production and increasing the levels of recycling within the city.

Health & Public Services Committee:
As Chairman of the committee James has initiated a number of investigations including the first comprehensive assessment of the drinking habit of young Londoners. The committee has also looked into teenage sexual health, support services for older Londoners, the effect of swine flu and MMR rates in London.
Metropolitan Police Authority:
James has been a member of the MPA since May 2008 and sits on the Counter Terrorism & Protective Services sub-committee and the Professional Standards Cases sub-committee.

London Development Agency:
James is been a member of the LDA board since Sept 2008 and also sits on the Audit, Risk and Performance committee.

As at Sept 2009 James’ public remuneration is as follows:
London Assembly – £52,910
LWaRB – £15,000
MPA – £9,570
LDA – unpaid

Register of Interests
James’ Gifts and Hospitality entries
James’ expenses

Conservative Party:

James has been a member of the Conservative party since 1999 and is the Deputy Leader of the London Assembly Conservative group. Before being elected to the London Assembly he was the candidate in local elections in the London Borough of Lewisham, as the parliamentary candidate for the Lewisham East in the 2005 general election and as the Conservative candidate for directly elected Mayor of Lewisham in 2006.
He was elected as the member for the Bexley and Bromley constituency of the London Assembly in May 2008 receiving 105,162 votes (52.6% of the vote) and with a majority of 75,237.

Outside politics:
James is married to Susie and has two sons, Freddy and Rupert. James comes from a background in web and print publishing. He has a business degree from Thames Valley University (TVU) and before being elected was the co-founder of LaunchLab.co.uk a website helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and develop.

Volunteering:
For over 15 years James has been an officer in the Territorial Army, rising to the rank of Major, and until 2005 was the Officer Commanding 266 (Para) Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers).

James is the Patron of Bexley & Bromley Advocacy, a local charity helping people with learning disabilities and/or autism.  He is also an Honorary President of Bromley District Scouts and is part of the coaching team at the under 8s level for the Old Colfean’s Rugby Club.

Updated 15-11-10

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