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Chairman of the Council

During the Annual Meeting of the Council in May, the Chairman of the Council and Vice Chairman are appointed for the year. The Chairman represents the Council at local community events and outside functions.

If you would like to invite the Chairman of the Council to attend a local event, for example to open a fete, make a speech or as a guest, please contact the Chairman's Secretary Diane Pike. Once she has confirmed availability you will need to complete a Chairman's form.

Chairman of the Council, Pat Cannon and his wife JillTandridge District Council’s Chairman for 2016-2017

Tandridge District Council’s Chairman for 2016-2017 is Councillor Pat Cannon. The previous chairman, Councillor Rose Thorn, presented him with the ceremonial chain of office when he was elected at last night’s Annual Council meeting. 

Councillor Cannon has lived in the district for 12 years and has represented the Chaldon Ward since 2007. For the past year he has been the Council’s Vice-Chairman and Armed Forces Champion, as well as serving on various committees.

During his year in office, the Chairman intends to raise awareness of child exploitation, child abuse and female genital mutilation, which are all causes he feels passionately about and support any groups working in these areas.

His chosen charities are the:

  • Robert Bouffler Music Trust set up in 1988 to encourage and support young musicians from the East Surrey area. The Trust provides practical support for young musicians up to the age of 18 years, especially those whose families have limited means.
  • Caterham Sea Cadets, which was set up in 1942 and is part of the UK's oldest nautical youth charity. Sea Cadets, aged 10-18 can go to sea, learn to sail and do adventure training, plus get extra skills to give them a head start in life. 

The Chairman will be supported by his wife Jill, who will be his Consort.

Vice Chairman of the Council

The Vice-Chairman of the Council is Councillor David Cooley, who represents the Warlingham Ward.