Kevin has been a councillor for Burstead since 2002 and Deputy Leader of the Basildon Conservative Group since 2022. He is currently Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment, Carbon Reduction & Waste Enforcement and also sits on the Staffing and General Purposes Committee and the Planning Committee. He serves as the Cabinet Whip.
Kevin is also a Basildon Council representative on the Essex Waste Partnership Board, the Local Government Association, the Local Government Information Unit and a substitute rep' on the Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) Joint Committee.
He has sat on Basildon Council on and off for 30 years, having previously represented Pitsea East from 1992 to 1996 and from 2000 to 2002 before being elected in Burstead. He was Deputy Leader of the Council under two Leaders: he served from 2014 to 2017 under Phil Turner and from 2018 to 2019 under Andrew Baggott. He lives in Pitsea with his wife, Ann (also a former Pitsea borough councillor) and works for Neighbourhood Watch.
Kevin's is jointly the longest continuous term of office of any current councillor on Basildon Council (along with that of Cllrs. Stuart Allen, Tony Hedley and Carole Morris, who have all served continuously since the year 2000).
Burstead councillors hold a street surgery in Burstead on the last Saturday of every month (excluding December) from 10:30am to 12 noon. Locations vary.
Burstead falls within the Billericay & Burstead Division of Essex County Council. Kevin works closely alongside the local county councillors, Anthony Hedley and Richard Moore, on county issues such as highways.