Richard has been a borough councillor for Burstead since 2004 and also a county councillor for the Billericay & Burstead Division since 2017. As a borough councillor, he is currently Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning & Infrastructure.
Richard is also a Basildon Council representative on the A127 Task Force, the Basildon Bus Forum, the East of England Local Government Association, the Essex Coastal Forum, the Essex Flood Partnership Board, the Essex Planning Member Group, the Local Councils' Liaison Group, the Mayor of London - London Plan - Wider South East Political Steering Group and the South Essex Joint Strategic Plan Members Group.
At Essex County Council, he sits on the Development and Regulation Committee, the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and the Place Services and Economic Growth Policy and Scrutiny Committee.
Richard lives in Billericay with his wife, Moira, who is a Billericay town councillor. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the National Trust and the Royal Horticulture Society.
If you are a resident of Burstead or the Billericay & Burstead Division and would like to contact Richard, please email email@example.com on borough matters or firstname.lastname@example.org for county matters.
He also holds a street surgery on the last Saturday of the month, from 10am until 12 noon. Locations vary.
Richard's ward colleagues are Cllrs Andrew Baggott and Kevin Blake. His division colleague is Cllr Anthony Hedley.